On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL), dies of bone cancer at 83
  • John Dingell, American politician (D-Michigan, 1955-2015), dies at 92