7th January

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2005 Pitt and Aniston to separate Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announce they are separating after four years of marriage.
2000 Jonathan Aitken released Former Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is released from jail after serving less than half of his 18-month sentence.
1990 Tower of Pisa The leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public following concerns on the safety of the tower
1989 Emperor Hirohito dies Emperor Hirohito of Japan dies at the age of 87. He had ruled Japan for 62 years
1983 The Ashes Australia wins the test series against England 2-1, regaining the Ashes
1980 Indira Gandhi wins elections Indira Gandhi wins a land slide victory in Indian elections
1979 Khmer Rouge goverment falls Vietnamese forces capture the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government
1976 Cod War As the Cod War escalates, a British naval frigate is involved in another collision with an Icelandic gunboat in the Atlantic.
1965 The Krays Identical twin brothers Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray are in custody charged in connection with running a protection racket.
1907 England beats France at Rugby England easily defeats France at rugby in Richmond with a score of 41-13
1906 Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers fly their aeroplane 24 miles in 38 minutes at 38 mph, at an altitude of 75 to 100 feet
1800 US Presidents - 13th Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States, is born in Summerhill, New York
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On This Day - 7th January