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🗓️ On This Day - February 7th

Whether you’re a foodie, a scientist, or a history buff, there’s so much to love about February 7th! As it happens, it’s been one of the more eventful dates on the calendar across the years gone by. Here are just some of the most interesting things to have ever happened on February 7th!

On this day


Pinocchio made his movie debut!

On this day back in 1940, Walt Disney Studios released its second full-length animated film, Pinocchio! It went on to become the first animated film ever to win an Academy Award. The movie was rereleased multiple times over the decades to come, and the story has been further adapted by multiple studios elsewhere.

Cuban Cigars. Facts of the day - February 7th

The US banned imports and exports from Cuba.

February 7th 1962 marks the day that the United States officially banned all imports and exports from Cuba. The embargo officially began back in 1961 and continues to this day, although under different rules and regulations.

Facts about Grenada

Grenada became independent!

On this day back in 1974, Grenada officially became independent from the United Kingdom! It was a British colony from 1833, and was one of several territories to break free from the UK’s oversight in the 20th century.

facts about International Space Station

Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart took a walk in space.

Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart made the first untethered space walk on this day back in 1984! They achieved this by using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), during the STS-41-B Mission of the Space Shuttle Program.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as Haiti’s President.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide was officially sworn in as President of Haiti on February 7th, 1991. He was Haiti’s first-ever democratically elected president!

Maastricht Treaty

The Maastricht Treaty came into force.

The Maastricht Treaty was officially signed on this very day in 1992. It was the treaty that eventually led to the creation of the European Union - which also brought about the Euro, or EUR, as a currency in the early 00s.

Special Days Falling on February 7th

February 7th is a day to remember many historical events (as seen above), but it’s also a day to celebrate! Here are some of the best national holidays to observe on February 7th!
Periodic Table facts

National Periodic Table Day

We all have to or have had to learn about the periodic table at one point or another. The truth is that it’s invaluable and has been ever since its creation! And today is the day to honor that creation and how it has evolved over the years! So, why not test yourself and your loved ones on their knowledge of the periodic table, and see how many elements you remember…?

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Fettuccine Alfredo is definitely one of the tastiest pasta dishes known to man! And today is the day to celebrate this genius recipe! So, head over to your local Italian restaurant, or try making it fresh for yourself and your loved ones - you’re sure to find a recipe or two online!

National Send A Card To A Friend Day

National Send A Card To A Friend Day

Although nowadays we tend to show our appreciation to our friends via text or instant message, nothing is quite as sweet as actually writing it down and popping cards in the mail! So, make your friends feel special today and send them a card letting them know how much they mean to you.

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