On This Day In History, 7 February


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World Events Today

  • The Portland Vase, believed to be around 2,000 years old, was destroyed by a drunken visitor to the British Museum, today in 1845
  • Omar Bradley, succeeded Dwight Eisenhower, as the Army Chief of Staff of the United States today in 1948
  • The Maastricht Treaty, officially called the Treaty on European Union, was signed by all member states today in 1992

Entertainment Events Today

  • Disney’s second animated feature movie Pinocchio, premiered today in 1940 at the Center Theatre in New York
  • The British rock group The Beatles, arrived in the United States for the first time today in 1964, many thousands of fans greeted them at JFK airport
  • The American satirical black comedy-western movie Blazing Saddles, was released today in 1974

Family Events Today

  • The English author Charles Dickens, whose great novels include Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations, was born today in 1812 in Hampshire
  • The Stand-up comic, actor and writer Eddie Izzard, was born today in 1962 in Yemen
  • The American boxer Mike Tyson, married Robin Givens today in 1988, the marriage lasted less than 12 months

Main Event Today

  • In an attempt to assassinate the British Prime Minister, John Major, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the IRA, launched a mortar attack on Downing Street today in 1991

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

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