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Notable Historical Events for February 7th

1969Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO

1987Madonna's "Open Your Heart," single goes #1

1969"This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV

1941Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"

199421st American Music Award: Whitney Houston wins

1965George Harrison has his tonsils removed

2006Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature

1908Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000

1839Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"

1991Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

February 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 7th

1978Ashton Kutcher, Cedar Rapids Iowa, American actor (That 70s Show)

1804John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company

1812Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)

1688Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange

1962Garth Brooks, Tulsa Oklahoma, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live)

1974Steve Nash, Johannesburg South Africa, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers)

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Notable Weddings on February 7th

1931Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut

1988Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

February 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 7th

1938Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer, dies at 69

2001Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

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