Dateline January 7:
- 1927 First trans Atlantic phone line is established between New York and London.
- 1942 Siege of the Batan peninsula begins.
- 1945 Victory for the battle of the bulge is claimed by Brittish generals.
- 1948 Kentucky Air National Guard pilot, Thomas Mantle, crashes in pursuit of a UFO.
- 1959 US recognizes the new Cuban government of fidel castro.
Details provided courtesy of TodayInHistory.com