- The fountain pen was patented (January 7, 1890) by inventor WB Purvis.
- The James Weldon Johnson Collection opened (January 7, 1950) at Yale, one of the most prestigious Ivy league colleges in the world. Including sought after and long lost papers from black leaders, it is also the main source of information for writers from the Harlem Renaissance.
- Marian Anderson debuted (January 7, 1955) as the first African American singer in the Metropolitan Opera House’s history.
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