On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 2019

Historical Events

  • First reports of poisonous homemade alcohol killing people in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, will go on to kill about 100
  • France recalls its Italian ambassador from Rome after Italian deputy PM Luigi Di Maio met with yellow vest protesters
  • Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade, tripling in a year to 82,596 according to WHO
  • Measles outbreak declared in the Philippines with 1,813 cases and 26 deaths
  • New kangaroo fossil research published from Riversleigh, Australia, show Kangaroos learned to hop 20 million years ago, much earlier than first thought
  • Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio declares national emergency over rape and sexual assault violence after instances double

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Finney, English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), dies at 82

Person of interestFrank Robinson

Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL and 1966-AL), dies of bone cancer at 83

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • John Dingell, American politician (D-Michigan, 1955-2015), dies at 92
2019 Highlights

About February 7, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius