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February 07: This Day That Year

February 07

- 1238 - Russia: The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.

- 1804 - Birthday: John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (founder of Deere & Company), born in Rutland, Vermont.

- 1812 - Birthday: Charles Dickens, English novelist, born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

- 1831 - Belgium adopts its Constitution

- 1845 - 2000 year old Glass Treasure (Roman vase) shattered by a Drunk in British Museum.The Portland Vase.

- 1897 - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer (age 49).

- 1950 - US formally recognized the State of Vietnam (leader Bảo Đại) as the legitimate government of Vietnam.

- 1962 - Germany: Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine in Voelklingen killed 298 people.

- 1969 - Yasser Arafat becomes president of Palestine Liberation Organization.

- 1974 - Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day).

- 1986 - Haiti: President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled to France on a U.S. Air Force flight, Henri Namphy became leader.

- 1986 - Philippines: Corazon Aquino defeated incumbent Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos however fraudulent results gave the election to Marcos.

- 1990 - Pakistan: Karachi police killed 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators.

- 1999 - Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.

- 2005 - Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person to sail solo around the world (71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds).

- 2009 - Australia: Bushfires in Victoria killed 173 in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.

- 2013 - Azerbaijan launched its first satellite, Azerspace-1.

- 2019 - Philippines: Measles outbreak declared with 1,813 cases and 26 deaths.

- 2019 - India: Poisonous homemade alcohol killed 100+ people in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

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