On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • John Perry Barlow, American lyricist, essayist and activist (Grateful Dead), dies at 70
  • Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76