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Friday, February 7, 2014

This was 38th day of the year and 327 days remained in the year.


February 7 Birthdays

Frederick Douglass
1817–1895, American Abolitionist.

Sir Thomas More
statesman (1478)

John Deere
industrialist and manufacturer (1804)

Charles Dickens
novelist (1812)

Laura Ingalls Wilder
author (1867)

Eubie Blake
pianist and composer (1883)

Sinclair Lewis
novelist (1885)

An Wang
computer entrepreneur (1920)

James Spader
actor (1960)

Chris Rock
comedian (1966)

Ashton Kutcher
actor (1978)

February 7 in History

1795

The 11th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.

1904

Disastrous fire destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in downtown Baltimore.

1926

Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month.

1964

The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.

1971

Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage.

1974

The island of Grenada won its independence from Britain

1986

President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier fled Haiti.

1990

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union allowed other parties to compete for power.

1991

Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as first democratically-elected president of Haiti.

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