On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 2018

Historical Events

  • "The Los Angeles Times" is bought by LA doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong from Tronc for $500 million
  • All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to DNA study published in "Nature"
  • Angel Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party reaches a coalition deal with Social Democrats after four months
  • Armed groups release 300 child soldiers from Yambio, South Sudan according to UN
  • DNA analysis of Chedder Man, UK's oldest complete skeleton shows he had dark skin and blue eyes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Missing Nigerian painting masterpiece of Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi by Ben Enwonwu announced rediscovered in London

Artist Ben Enwonwu
Ben Enwonwu
  • White House aide Rob Porter resigns in wake of physical abuse allegations by ex-wives

Famous Deaths

  • John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead - "Eyes Of The World"), dies at 70
  • Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76
2018 Highlights

About February 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius