February 7 – On this day of history:
In 1497, the Bonfire of the Vanities took place in Florence, Italy, where Girolamo Savonarola’s followers burned thousands of books, arts and cosmetics.
In 1940, British railways were nationalized.
In 1964, The Beatles arrived in the United States. For the first time And soon it caused a desperate wave of “Beatlemania”.
In 1973, the U.S. Senate voted for Establish a committee To investigate an invasion at the Democratic National Convention at the Watergate Complex in Washington.
In 1979, Josef Mengele, the so-called “angel of death” of the Nazis, who conducted medical experiments on Holocaust victims, died.His death caused by a stroke while swimming in Brazil was not revealed Until 1985..
In 1984, US astronauts Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart First non-moored EVA.. McCandless was the first person to float freely in space, propelled by a nitrogen-powered “jetpack” after leaving the Shuttle Challenger.
File photo by Roger L. Wollenberg / UPI
In 1990, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev A series of reforms The Communist Party has given up its 70-year monopoly on political power in the Soviet Union.
1991, Jean-Bertrand Aristide Inaugurated As the first democratically elected president in Haiti in 186 years.
Ramji Ahmed Youssef, the mastermind behind the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in 1995, Arrested In Pakistan. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1998.
1999, King Hussein of Jordan Died of cancer at the age of 63.. Hussein ruled Jordan for 46 years. Crown Prince Abdullah took over his father as king.
UPI file photo
In 2009, A series of deadly brush fires In Australian history, more than 200 people were killed in Victoria, nearly 2,000 homes were destroyed, and at least 1.1 million acres were burned down.
2019, Philippines Measles outbreak In Manila, the capital, after a 550% increase in the number of cases.
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