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Memory Lane: February 7


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This day in history has hosted some incredible events. Were you born on this day, too?

February 7 has hosted some important moments in our history.

Pinocchio and Henry Clay .

Pinocchio and Henry Clay

Highlights include:

John Deere, the American blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, was born in Vermont in 1806.

Iconic British author Charles Dickens, of Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities fame, was born in Hampshire in 1812.

  • US politician Henry Clay declares in the Senate:  "I had rather be right than president" (1839).
  • In 1914, famed actor Charlie Chaplin debuts The Tramp in his silent movie Kid Auto Races At Venice.
  • The legendary Walt Disney's second feature-length movie, Pinocchio, premiers in New York City in 1940.
  • In 1962, US president John. F. Kennedy begins a blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports. 
  • Boxer Cassius Clay converts to Islam in 1964, and is renamed Muhammad Ali.
  • Pink Floyd launch their live version of The Wall in Los Angeles in 1979.
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