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 Interest

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

  • White House aide Rob Porter resigns in wake of physical abuse allegations by ex-wives
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • John Perry Barlow, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Estimated Prophet"; "I Need A Miracle"; "Cassidy"), essayist, internet pioneer, and activist,, dies at 70
  • Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76

About February 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: God's Plan - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: God's Plan - Drake