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Know the historical events that took place on February 7

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The world has witnessed several major happenings and happenings over the past few decades. From major wars to significant developments in various fields, many world-changing events have played a key role in transforming humanity. Today is February 7, 2023 and so we bring you a list of some major historical events that took place on this date in the past. It was on this very day in 1964 that the Beatles landed in New York, triggering a craze for their music in the United States. On this day in 1974, the Caribbean nation of Grenada gained independence from the United Kingdom. Take a look at what else happened today, February 7:

February 7: Historical Events

1940 – World Premiere of Pinocchio

Considered one of Disney’s best-made films, the animated film Pinocchio premiered on February 7, 1940. The film later received immense acclaim for its brilliant animation and captivating story, becoming a big hit.

1964 – The musical British Invasion begins

Later known as the “British Invasion”, a musical movement began on this date in 1964 when the Beatles landed in New York, marking the start of “Beatlemania” on the continent. Two nights after that, their first performance titled “Ed Sullivan Show” was seen by 73 million people.
1974 – Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom

After decades of colonization, Grenada, a Caribbean country, gained independence from Britain on this date. Notably, Grenada was ceded to the British government by the French in February 1963 under the Treaty of Paris. It was finally in 1974 that the country freed itself from colonial rule.

1999 – Abdullah II becomes King of Jordan

After King Hussein’s death, his son Abdullah bin Al-Hussein became King of Jordan on February 7, 1999. On the same day, King Abdullah assumed his constitutional powers as ruler of the Hashemite Kingdom. Later in June, he was officially crowned monarch.

2013 – Mississippi abolishes slavery

Becoming the last U.S. state to officially abolish slavery, Mississippi finally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution on that date in 2013. Earlier attempts to ratify the amendment were made in 1865, which the state later rejected, then again in 1995. But failure to submit the required documentation meant that the process of ratifying the amendment was not recognized until 2013.

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