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February 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 7

February 7th is Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day and Send a Card to a Friend Day.

Welcome to day 38 of the year folks, there are 327 days left of the year.

For those of you who were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Every day has a special meaning to someone, but if today is important to you, then you should check out the things that happened this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1940, Walt Disney released their second feature length movie “Pinocchio” in NYC? The film won the Academy awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

Keep reading for more facts about February 7th in history!

What Happened On February 7 In History?

2019

Alcohol poisoning killed 144 people in the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, India.

42 people died quickly after consuming the illegal drink and over the following days more people were admitted to local hospitals.
2019

Kangaroo fossil research showed that they may have learned to hop over 20 million years ago.

2018

It was announced that citrus fruit originated in the Himalayas millions of years ago.

OTD in 2018: It was announced that citrus fruit originated in the Himalayas millions of years ago.
Climate change created the ideal environment for citrus to travel to other parts of the world according to research of 60 types of citrus fruits.
1985

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

Frank Sinatra's famous version of the song was enjoyed by Mayor Ed Koch who named it the official anthem. The song was first performed by Liza Minnelli in the 1977 film "New York, New York".
1984

A boy born without an immune system, David Vetter, left his bubble isolation for the first time aged 12 and touched his mother for the first time.

Source NY Times
1964

Beatlemania arrived to the United States when the Beatles landed in New York.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison arrived to American in Pan Am Flight 101 from London.
Source Time
1961

Jane Fonda starts her acting career with “A String of Beads” on NBC.

Source IMDB
1943

The New York Times published a government message that the US would be rationing shoes.

The rationing would commence February 9 and was the result of a short supply of leather and rubber. Americans had to have a special coupon to buy a new pair of shoes and only three a year were allowed.
1940

Walt Disney released their second feature length movie “Pinocchio” in New York City.

OTD in 1940: Walt Disney released their second feature length movie "Pinocchio" in New York City.
1845

A glass treasure vase which dated back to between 1 – 25 AD was smashed by a drunk man.

The Portland Vase was smashed by William Lloyd, who then had two options, he could pay £3 (£373 in today's money) or go to prison for two months. He went to prison but was shortly after released when an anonymous person paid his fine.
1795

The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified.

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of individuals to bring suit against states in federal court.

Did you know that on this day, February 7th 1940, Walt Disney released their second feature length movie “Pinocchio” in NYC?