Famous People Who Died on January 7
Engineer, Inventor / 1856 - 1943Serbian-American inventor Nikola Telsa developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).
Emperor / 1901 - 1989
Hirohito is best known for being Japan's longest-reigning emperor. His reign lasted from 1926 until his death in 1989. He was a controversial leader who led Japan's military to surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945.
Catherine of Aragon
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profile name: Nikola Tesla profile occupation: Engineer, Inventor
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profile name: Hirohito profile occupation: Emperor
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profile name: Catherine of Aragon profile occupation: Queen
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profile name: Juan Rulfo profile occupation: Author
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profile name: Lou Hoover profile occupation: Philanthropist, U.S. First Lady
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