11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 7th February

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1812 - Charles Dickens is born

2. 1904 - The great fire of Baltimore destroys more than 1,500 buildings

3. 1945 - UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin D Roosevelt and Russia's Marshal Joseph Stalin meet at a secret location in the Black Sea area planning the final phase of the war against Germany and the future of Europe

4. 1959 - Buddy Holly's funeral is held in Lubbock

5. 1964 - Four members of the Beatles arrive in New York at the start of their first tour of the United States

6. 1971 - Women in Switzerland are granted the right to vote

7. 1974 - Following the announcement of the miners strike UK Prime Minister Edward Heath calls an early general election hoping to get the country's voters to stand behind him and provide support for his battle against the unions

8. 1984 - Astronaut Bruce McCandless unhooks a lifeline and becomes the first human to fly free in space

9. 1990 - The Communist Party of the Soviet Union allows other parties to compete for power

10. 2005 - Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world

11. 2010 - The New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl win over the Indianapolis Colts becomes the most watched TV program in U.S. history

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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