Today in History: Today is Monday, February 7, the 38th day of 2022.

Today in History:

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to begin their first American tour.

On this day:

In 1857, writer Gustave Flaubert was executed for his novel “Madame Bovary.”

In 1940, Walt Disney’s second feature film, “Pinocchio” premieres (NYC).

In 1943, the government suddenly announced that a two-day ban on leather shoes would begin, limiting consumers to three pairs per person. every year. (The diet was discontinued in October 1945.)

In 1948, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower as head of the US Army; He was succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed an embargo on Cuba.

In 1971, women in Switzerland gained the right to vote through a national referendum, 12 years after the first attempt failed.

In 1984, the space probe Challenger, Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart made the first spacewalk, lasting nearly six hours.

In 1985, Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped in Guadalajara, Mexico, by drug traffickers who tortured and killed him.

In 1991, Jean-Bertrand Aristide (zhahn behr-TRAHN’ ahr-ihs-TEED’) was installed as Haiti’s first democratically elected president (he was overthrown by the military in next September).

In 1999, Jordan’s King Hussein died of cancer at the age of 63; he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah (ab-DUH’-luh).

In 2009, an iceberg drifted into Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio, trapping 135 fishermen, four hours before they could be rescued. heart attack).

In 2014, the Sochi Olympics opened with a celebration of Russia’s great past glory and hope for future glory.

In 2020, two days after he was dismissed in his first Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump reprimanded two officials who had given incriminating evidence; He fired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a national security assistant, and Gordon Sondland, his ambassador to Europe.

Ten years ago: In a comeback for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum swept the GOP caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and a landslide in Missouri. A federal appeals court ruled California’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but gave same-sex opponents a chance to appeal the decision before ordering the state to allow it. marriages begin again.

Five years ago: Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary by narrow margins, only to be approved by a controversial vote history of Vice President Mike Pence.

One year ago: After moving south to a new team and conference, Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 Super Bowl victory over the Chiefs. Kansas City is home to the Buccaneers. Despite Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s order requiring masks at Super Bowl parties, videos have gone viral on social media showing crowds of unfriendly fans and fans. sports recorded as the home Buccaneers won the championship. Pope Francis has resumed greeting the public in St. Peter’s Square, seven weeks after it ended Sunday afternoon worship to discourage the public from gathering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today’s Birthdays: Author Gay Talese turns 90. 87-year-old Sen. James Spader is 62 years old.

Country singer Garth Brooks is 60 years old. Musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 60. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 60. Chris Rock is 57. Actor Jason Gedrick is 55. Actress Essence Atkins is 55 years old. Singer Wes Borland is 47. Musician. Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 44. Ashton Kutcher is 44. Actress Tina Majorino is 37. Deborah Ann Woll is 37. NBA player Isaiah Thomas is 33. NHL center Steven Stamkos is 32.

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