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What Happened on February 7th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 North Korea launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 into outer space violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.
2014 Scientists announce that the Happisburgh footprints in Norfolk, England, date back to more than 800,000 years ago, making them the oldest known hominid footprints outside Africa.
2013 The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995.
2012 President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives resigns, after 23 days of anti-governmental protests calling for the release of Chief Judge unlawfully arrested by the military.
2009 Bushfires in Victoria leave 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.
1999 Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
1997 NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.
1995 Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
1992 The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
1991 Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
1991 The Troubles: The Provisional IRA launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street in London, the headquarters of the British government.
1990 Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
1986 Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
1984 Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission: Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
1979 Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
1974 Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1962 The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
1951 Korean War: More than 700 suspected communist sympathizers are massacred by South Korean forces.
1944 World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
1943 World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1940 The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
1904 A fire begins in Baltimore, Maryland;
1900 Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
1900 A Chinese immigrant in San Francisco falls ill to bubonic plague in the first plague epidemic in the continental United States.
1898 Dreyfus affair: ÿmile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse⿦!.
1894 The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
1863 HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
1854 A law is approved to found the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Lectures started October 16, 1855.
1842 Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
1813 In the action of 7 February 1813 near the ÿles de Los, the frigates Aréthuse and Amelia batter each other, but neither can gain the upper hand.
1812 The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
1807 Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon finds Bennigsen's Russian forces taking a stand at Eylau. After bitter fighting, the French take the town, but the Russians resume the battle the next day.
1795 The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
1783 American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
1497 In Florence, Italy, supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn cosmetics, art, and books, in a "Bonfire of the vanities".
1301 Edward of Caernarvon (later king Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
987 Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin a wide-scale rebellion against Emperor Basil II.
457 Leo I the Thracian becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
Famous People Born on February 7

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Year Name
1901 Arnold Nordmeyer, New Zealand minister and politician, 30th New Zealand Minister of Finance (d. 1989)
1989 Elia Viviani, Italian cyclist
1741 Henry Fuseli, Swiss-English painter and academic (d. 1825)
1925 Hans Schmidt, Canadian wrestler (d. 2012)
1974 Danny Goffey, English singer-songwriter and drummer
1936 Jas Gawronski, Italian journalist and politician
1990 Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 Nick Calathes, Greek basketball player
1962 David Bryan, American keyboard player and songwriter
1972 Robyn Lively, American actress
Famous People Deaths On February 7

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Date Name
1891 Marie Louise Andrews, American story writer and journalist (b. 1849)
1520 Alfonsina de' Medici, Regent of Florence (b. 1472)
2012 Harry Keough, American soccer player and coach (b. 1927)
2015 Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (b. 1934)
1317 Robert, Count of Clermont (b. 1256)
1801 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish-German painter and academic (b. 1726)
1959 Daniel François Malan, South African minister and politician, 5th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1874)
1964 Sofoklis Venizelos, Greek captain and politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1894)
1736 Stephen Gray, English astronomer and physicist (b. 1666)
2017 Richard Hatch, American actor (b. 1945)