Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Saturday, February 7, 2009
2009 Southeastern Australia heat wave continues:
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Saturday, February 7, 2004
At least 50 people are killed in a car bomb
attack on a police recruitment centre south of Baghdad
Israeli Airforce helicopter gunship fires a missile and destroys a car carrying Islamic Jihad members in Gaza City, killing a leading Islamic Jihad militant and an 11-year-old boy. //www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/391574.html
The last game is completed in the FIDE Man vs Machine World Chess Chionship, in which Garry Kasparov, the highest rated human chess master, competed against the world chion computer program, Deep Junior. The six game match was played to a 3–3 draw.
President George W. Bush ordered the government to draw up guidelines for cyber-attacks against enemy computer networks, according to a Washington Post report. The order is known as National Security Presidential Directive 16.
Senior citizens groups began a call for a boycott of British-owned pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline, the largest in the world, after the company announced that it would no longer sell drugs to Canadian companies that sell drugs at steep discounts to Americans over the Internet. The boycott would include such brands as Tums antacid, Aquafresh toothpaste, Contac cold remedy, Paxil and Flonase.
Saturday, February 7, 1998
Wednesday, February 7, 1996
The Maastricht Treaty is signed, founding the European Union.
Tuesday, February 7, 1984
The Soviet Union launches "Soyuz 24" (Viktor Gorbatko, Yuri Glazkov) to dock with the "Salyut 5" space station.
The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin
Powerhouse is removed from service.
Thursday, February 7, 1952
Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom (and her five other Commonwealth realms) at St. James's Palace, London, England.
Wednesday, February 7, 1945
WWII: In Anzio, Italian forces launch a counteroffensive.
WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
Saturday, February 7, 1942
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States.
Post of Chief of the Air Force
WWII: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
António Óscar Carmona is elected president of Portugal.
The ocean liner
catches fire while being converted into the troopship USS "Lafayette" (AP-53) for WWII.
Wednesday, February 7, 1940
RKO release Walt Disney's second full-length animated film, "Pinocchio".
Thursday, February 7, 1924
Saturday, February 7, 1920
Saturday, February 7, 1885
The play "La vida alegre y muerte triste" by dramatist José Echegaray
Thursday, February 7, 1878
Pope Pius IX
dies after a 31½ year reign (the longest definitely confirmed).
Thursday, February 7, 1867
Wednesday, February 7, 1866
Saturday, February 7, 1863
HMS "Orpheus" sinks attempting to enter Manukau Harbour in New Zealand, with the loss of 189 lives.
Thursday, February 7, 1856
The nawab of Oudh (Wajid Ali Shah) is exiled to Metiabruz and the state is annexed by the British East India Company.
March ndash Commonwealth v. Hunt
: the Massachusetts Supreme Court makes strikes and unions legal in the United States.
Saturday, February 7, 1807
Battle of Eylau: Napoléon's French Empire begins fighting against Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition.
Saturday, February 7, 1795
Thursday, February 7, 1613
An assembly of the Russian Empire elects Mikhail Romanov to be Tsar of Russia, and establishes the Romanov Dynasty, ending the Time of Troubles.
Sunday, January 29, 1497 (Julianian calendar)
May ndash Cornish Rebellion in England incited by war taxes.ref name=Cassell's Chronology
Shrove Tuesday) ndash Followers of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of immoral objects at the Bonfire of the Vanities in Florence.
Thursday, January 29, 1450 (Julianian calendar)
March ndash French troops under Guy de Richemont besiege the English commander in France, Edmund Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, in Caen.
Monday, January 29, 1403 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 30, 1301 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, February 1, 1074 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, February 6, 457 (Julianian calendar)