This Day in History: 0000-01-07

7 Jan – The first commercial bank in the United States, the Bank of North America, opened for business (1782).
7 Jan – The first trans-Atlantic telephone service, from New York to London, was established (1927).
7 Jan – Vietnamese armies entered the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, forcing the Khmer Rouge to flee into exile and ending active fighting in the Cambodian Vietnamese War (1979).
7 Jan – Japan launched the Sakigake, the first non-US and non-Soviet deep space probe and interplanetary spacecraft (1985).