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January 7th might seem like an ordinary day, but it is steeped in historical events, and unique celebrations. One of the most important celebrations on this day is Christmas in Orthodox Christianity. In addition, it's also National Tempura Day, National Bobblehead Day, and much more.

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Interesting Facts of January 7th

  1. 1. Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first three of Jupiter's moons, Io, Europa and Ganymede on this day in 1610.
  2. 2. The first motion picture was copyrighted in the United States on January 7, 1894. It was a five-second film of a man sneezing.
  3. 3. The Tarzan comic strip was first published on January 7th, 1929.
  4. 4. January 7th is celebrated as Christmas Day in the Eastern Orthodox Church, following the Julian calendar.