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February 7th In Pop Culture History

1497 - The Bonfire of the Vanities occurred in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burned thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.

1783 (Earthquake) Calabria, Italy

1817 - The first public gas street light in the was lit in Baltimore, Maryland, the first in the United States.

1904 - 1500 buildings, in an 80block area of the downtown Baltimore was destroyed in a fire. No one was killed.

1914 - The silent film Kid Auto Races at Venice premiered in theaters, featuring Charlie Chaplin in his first screen appearance as The Little Tramp.

1932 - The 'neutron' was mentioned in an article in the journal Nature by its discoverer, James Chadwick,

1935 - 'Monopoly' was first sold by Charles Darrow. In December he sold the patented (#2,026,082) game to Parker Brothers.

1940 - The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premiered.

1962 - The United States banned all Cuban imports and exports.

1964 - The Beatles first arrive in the United States.

1964 - Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow landed at New York's Kennedy Airport, bring The Beatles to America for the first time.

1970 - # 1 Hit February 7, 1970 - February 13, 1970: Shocking Blue - Venus

1976 - # 1 Hit February 7, 1976 - February 27, 1976: Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

1979 - Ex-planet Pluto moved inside real planet Neptune's orbit for the first time since both planets were known to science.

1981 - February 7, 1981 - February 20, 1981: Kool & the Gang - Celebration

1982 - Superman: The Movie was broadcast on American television for the first time. It was in two parts, continued the following night.

1984 - STS-41-B Challenger Mission: Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).

1985 - New York, New York became the official anthem of New York City.

1987 - # 1 Hit February 7, 1987 - February 13, 1987: Madonna - Open Your Heart

1988 - America's Most Wanted premiered on FOX.

1990 - Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.

2009 - # 1 Hit February 7, 2009 - February 20, 2009: Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You

February 7th Celebrity Birthdays

Learned At The Movies...

Ashton Kutcher (1978)
Tina Majorino (1985)
Eddie Izzard (1962)
Chris Rock (1967)
Kerli Koiv (1987)
Garth Brooks (1962)
James Spader (1960)
Larry 'Buster' Crabbe (1908 - 1983)
Miquel Ferrer (1955)
A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

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