THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 07/02


This day in #history 07/02

FEBRUARY 7TH

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1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of
Vladimir.

1301 – Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II )
becomes first ( English) prince of Wales

1831 – Belgium adopts its Constitution

1881 – Battle at Ingogo , Transvaal: Boers beat
superior British forces

1883 – Lt- colonel Borgnis- Desbordes founds Fort Bamako Niger

1900 – British troops vacate Vaal Krantz , Natal

1974 – Grenada gains independence from Britain
(National Day)

1986 – Haiti ‘s President- for- Life Jean -Claude
Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes
leader of Haiti

1999 – Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King
of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein

2013 – Azerbaijan launches its first satellite,
Azerspace- 1

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1478 – Sir Thomas More , English statesman ,
humanist, and author (d . 1535)

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

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1799 – Qianlong , Emperor of China (b . 1711)

1823 – Ann Radcliffe (Ward ), English poet/ author
of horror novels , dies at 58

1938 – Harvey Firestone , American manufacturer, dies at 69

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1959 – Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa
(1948 -54) , dies at 84

1986 – Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian ( b. 1923)

1999 – King Hussein of Jordan (b . 1935)

2005 – Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b . 1934)

FAMOUS WEDDING
1988 – Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries
actress Robin Givens

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