On This Day

On This Day in History for February 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1986 US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France: Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti

Dictator and President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
Dictator and President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1986 Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 1987 Police in South Korea make hundreds of arrests during protest demonstrations, the country's biggest for 6 years, after a student died in custody
  • 1990 Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators
  • 1990 USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
  • 1990 Lisa Leslie of Morningside HS in Inglewood California scores 101 in 1st half, South Torrance HS decides not to play 2nd half & loses 102-24
  • 1991 Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president
  • 1991 The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.
  • 1992 Maastricht Treaty signed by 12 countries from the European Community (EC) to create the European Union (EU)

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1994 Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1997 US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
  • 1999 Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
  • 2000 Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.
  • 2009 Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.
  • 2013 Eugène Delacroix's painting "Liberty Leading the People" is vandalized at the Louvre-Lens museum, Northern France

  • 2013 Azerbaijan launches its first satellite, Azerspace-1
  • 2014 German treasurer Helmut Linssen resigns amid a scandal involving offshore banking accounts in the Bahamas and Panama
  • 2018 Armed groups release 300 child soldiers from Yambio, South Sudan according to UN
  • 2018 "The Los Angeles Times" is bought by LA doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong from Tronc for $500 million

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2018 Missing Nigerian painting masterpiece of Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi by Ben Enwonwu announced rediscovered in London

Artist Ben Enwonwu
Ben Enwonwu
  • 2018 DNA analysis of Chedder Man, UK's oldest complete skeleton shows he had dark skin and blue eyes
  • 2018 White House aide Rob Porter resigns in wake of physical abuse allegations by ex-wives
  • 2018 All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to DNA study published in "Nature"
  • 2018 Angel Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party reaches a coalition deal with Social Democrats after four months
  • 2019 Measles cases in Europe highest in a decade, tripling in a year to 82,596 according to WHO
  • 2019 New kangaroo fossil research published from Riversleigh, Australia, show Kangaroos learned to hop 20 million years ago, much earlier than first thought
  • 2019 Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio declares national emergency over rape and sexual assault violence after instances double
  • 2019 Measles outbreak declared in the Philippines with 1,813 cases and 26 deaths
  • 2019 France recalls its Italian ambassador from Rome after Italian deputy PM Luigi Di Maio met with yellow vest protesters
  • 2019 First reports of poisonous homemade alcohol killing people in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, will go on to kill about 100
  • 2021 Himalayan glacier crashes into the Dhauliganga river, destroying a dam and causing a huge flood in Uttarakhand province, India, killing 26, leaving 150 missing

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