7th February

The events happened on 7th February are :

1964 : British Invasion launched with Beatles' arrival in U.S. : The musical British Invasion began when the Beatles landed in New York City this day in 1964, and two nights later, as Beatlemania stormed America, their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show was watched by 73 million viewers.

1986 : In the wake of political unrest, Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country, with U.S. assistance, for France.

1974 : Grenada gained independence from the United Kingdom.

1885 : Sinclair Lewis, an American novelist and social critic who punctured national complacency with his broadly drawn, widely popular satiric novels and who in 1930 became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born.

1812 : One of the largest earthquakes in U.S. history occurred along the New Madrid Fault.

1613 : Michael Romanov, founder of the Romanov dynasty, became tsar of Russia.

1477 : English humanist and statesman Sir Thomas More was born in London.

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