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    What happened on February 7

    • February 7, 0457 Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

    • February 7, 1074 "Battle of Montesarchio wherein the prince of Benevento, Pandulf IV, is killed battling the encroaching Normans."

    • February 7, 1301 Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.

    • February 7, 1522 Treaty of Brussels Habsburgers split into Spanish/Austrian Branches

    • February 7, 1550 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III

    • February 7, 1550 Julius III becomes Pope.

    • February 7, 1569 King Philip II forms inquistion in South America

    • February 7, 1613 Michail Romanov (16) becomes czar of Russia

    • February 7, 1639 Acad‚mie Fran‡aise begins the Dictionary of the French Language

    • February 7, 1653 Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendent of Finance of France

    • February 7, 1668 "Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of ""Ballet of Peace"""

    • February 7, 1792 Austria & Prussia sign anti-French covenant

    • February 7, 1795 "11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states"

    • February 7, 1795 Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies

    • February 7, 1795 The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed.

    • February 7, 1807 The Battle of Eylau February 7 to 8 pits Prussian and Russian forces against the French in a bloody slaughter that ends indecisively


    • February 7, 1812 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid MO

    • February 7, 1812 Lord Byron makes his maiden speech in House of Lords

    • February 7, 1812 "The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri."

    • February 7, 1831 Belgium adopts it's Constitution

    • February 7, 1839 "Henry Clay declares in Senate ""I had rather be right than president"""

    • February 7, 1842 "Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien."

    • February 7, 1856 The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot. [1]

    • February 7, 1862 Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island NC

    • February 7, 1863 "HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189."

    • February 7, 1864 Federal troops occupy Jacksonville FL

    • February 7, 1872 Alcorn A & M College opens

    • February 7, 1876 President Grant's private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring

    • February 7, 1881 "Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal Boers beat superior British forces"

    • February 7, 1882 "The last heavyweight boxing championship bare-knuckle fight takes place in Mississippi City, Mississippi."

    • February 7, 1882 "The last unprotected (i.e., without padded gloves) heavyweight boxing championship fight occurs in Mississippi City."

    • February 7, 1883 Lieutenant-Colonel Borgnis-Desbordes founds Fort Bamako Niger

    • February 7, 1884 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms

    • February 7, 1889 Astronomical Society of Pacific holds first meeting in San Francisco

    • February 7, 1891 Great Blizzard of 1891 begins

    • February 7, 1894 "The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado."

    • February 7, 1898 mile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.

    • February 7, 1900 "British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal"

    • February 7, 1900 Labour Party forms in England

    • February 7, 1901 Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

    • February 7, 1904 "A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours."

    • February 7, 1904 "Fire erupts in Baltimore, Maryland, burning for nearly 30 hours and destroying over 1500 buildings."

    • February 7, 1905 Dominican Republic signs treaty turning over customs collection to US

    • February 7, 1905 Oklahoma admitted to statehood

    • February 7, 1914 "Charlie Chaplin first appears as ""The Tramp"", as his first film Kid Auto Races at Venice is released at Keystone Studios."

    • February 7, 1915 2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes German armies surrounded a Russian army

    • February 7, 1915 A wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received

    • February 7, 1924 Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR

    • February 7, 1928 First solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)

    • February 7, 1933 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators

    • February 7, 1933 "Social-Democrat meeting in Berlin ""As thousands cheer"" Marxism is dead"

    • February 7, 1935 Birthday of Tottenham Hotspur legend Cliff Jones (footballer).

    • February 7, 1936 A flag is authorized for the Vice President

    • February 7, 1936 "Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer"

    • February 7, 1940 British railroads nationalized

    • February 7, 1940 "Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, ""Pinocchio,"" premieres (New York NY)"

    • February 7, 1941 "Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record ""Everything Happens to Me"""

    • February 7, 1943 Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)

    • February 7, 1944 "Bing Crosby records ""Swinging on a Star"" for Decca Records"

    • February 7, 1944 "The Nazis launch a counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy, during WWII."

    • February 7, 1944 "World War II: In Anzio, Italy German forces launch a counteroffensive."

    • February 7, 1945 President Truman appoints Irwin C Mollison judge of US Customs Court

    • February 7, 1945 US 76th/5th Infantry divisions begin crossing Sauer

    • February 7, 1947 Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine

    • February 7, 1948 """Cradle Will Rock"" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances"

    • February 7, 1948 Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as Army chief of staff and was succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley.

    • February 7, 1948 "U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Army chief of staff, and is succeeded by General Omar Bradley."

    • February 7, 1950 Georges Bidault forms French government

    • February 7, 1950 "Senator Joe McCarthy finds ""communists"" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs"

    • February 7, 1950 US & Great-Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime

    • February 7, 1956 "Autherine Lucy, first black admitted to University of Alabama, is expelled"

    • February 7, 1958 Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced

    • February 7, 1959 Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution

    • February 7, 1959 Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)

    • February 7, 1960 "Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea"

    • February 7, 1961 "Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama ""A String of Beads"""

    • February 7, 1962 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298

    • February 7, 1962 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba

    • February 7, 1964 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream

    • February 7, 1964 Cassius Clay becomes a Muslim & adopts the name Muhammad Ali

    • February 7, 1964 "The Beatles arrive at New York's JFK International Airport, on their first American tour."

    • February 7, 1965 "George Harrison of the Beatles, has his tonsils removed"

    • February 7, 1965 US begins regular bombing & strafing of North Vietnam

    • February 7, 1967 "A fire at a restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama kills 25 people."

    • February 7, 1968 "Arthur Miller's ""Price,"" premieres in New York NY"

    • February 7, 1968 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls

    • February 7, 1969 """This Is Tom Jones,"" debuts on ABC TV"

    • February 7, 1969 Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO

    • February 7, 1970 """Hollywood Palace,"" last airs on ABC TV"

    • February 7, 1970 """Jingle Jangle"" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies"

    • February 7, 1971 Women gain the right to vote in Switzerland.

    • February 7, 1973 Senate creates Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

    • February 7, 1974 Grenada wins its independence from Britain.

    • February 7, 1974 "Mel Brooks' ""Blazing Saddles"" opens in movie theaters"

    • February 7, 1976 "Future Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs scores six goals and records four assists in an 11-4 victory over the Boston Bruins, setting a NHL record with 10 points in one game."

    • February 7, 1976 "Larry Groce's ""Junk Food Junkie"" peaks at #9"

    • February 7, 1976 World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)

    • February 7, 1977 Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts

    • February 7, 1978 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert

    • February 7, 1979 """Supertrain,"" TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC"

    • February 7, 1979 Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds President Boum‚dienne in Algeria

    • February 7, 1979 Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for West Indies vs India at Kanpur

    • February 7, 1979 Neptune becomes farthest planet from the sun in our solar system (will remain that way for 20 years)

    • February 7, 1979 "Pink Floyd premiered their live version of ""The Wall"" in Los Angeles"

    • February 7, 1979 Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was known to science.

    • February 7, 1979 The final session of Iranian National Consultative Assembly is held.

    • February 7, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - John Lennon - Woman

    • February 7, 1982 Luis A Monge elected President of Costa Rica

    • February 7, 1984 "David (born without immunity system) at 12, touches mom for first time"

    • February 7, 1984 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-foot-high platinum disc by CBS

    • February 7, 1984 U.S. space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert Stewart perform the first untethered space walk.

    • February 7, 1985 """New York, New York"" became the official anthem of New York NY"

    • February 7, 1986 "Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees, ending 28 years of rule by his family."

    • February 7, 1986 Philippine Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos

    • February 7, 1986 "Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation."

    • February 7, 1987 """Ronnies Rap"" by Ron & DC Crew peaks at #93"

    • February 7, 1987 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring America's Cup back to US

    • February 7, 1987 "Madonna's ""Open Your Heart,"" single goes #1"

    • February 7, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - George Michael & Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

    • February 7, 1988 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

    • February 7, 1988 "The Fox Television Network premiered ""America's Most Wanted,"" a program that featured dramatizations of crimes committed by federal and state fugitives."

    • February 7, 1989 "Tennis superstar Bj”rn B”rg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan"

    • February 7, 1990 Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators

    • February 7, 1990 USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties

    • February 7, 1991 "Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in."

    • February 7, 1991 Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's first elected president

    • February 7, 1991 The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.

    • February 7, 1992 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial

    • February 7, 1992 "Shannon Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA"

    • February 7, 1992 "The Maastricht Treaty is signed, which will lead to the creation of the European Union."

    • February 7, 1993 Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed

    • February 7, 1994 Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge

    • February 7, 1994 Jim Nabors undergoes a liver transplant

    • February 7, 1995 "Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan."

    • February 7, 1995 "Terrorist Ramzi Yousef is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan, where he had been hiding for two years, for his part in the World Trade Center bombing."

    • February 7, 1997 "US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21"

    • February 7, 1998 18th Winter Olympics games open at Nagano Japan

    • February 7, 1999 "Crown Prince Abdullah become the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein."

    • February 7, 1999 Indian cricketer Anil Kumble becomes the second person in the history of cricket to take all 10 wickets in a single inning of a test match.

    • February 7, 2000 Bahria University is established through the Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 of Government of Pakistan.

    • February 7, 2010 Super Bowl 2010! - USA







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