YspeopleExplore tab

Memory Lane: February 7

Thumb flat 800x800 075 f

About Justin

Sharing my thoughts and opinions with you

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.
  • Banner 2
    | Your rating
    No ratings yet

    Related stories

    Johnny Cash & Michael Jackson.

    On This Day: February 26

    Music lovers will appreciate some of the big events that took place on this day in history. Check them out here.

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    About 2 hours ago
    Pinocchio and Hunter Valley flooding.

    On This Day: February 23

    To learn what amazing things happened on this date throughout history, just click here.

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    3 days ago
    The Royal Australian Mint & The Crocodile Hunter.

    On This Day: February 22

    Were you or anyone you know born on today's date? Discover what other amazing things happened throughout history.

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    4 days ago
    A phone book and Cape Catastrophe.

    Memory Lane: February 21

    This day in history hosted some incredible events, here and abroad. Were you born on February 21, too?

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    5 days ago
    Batman & Jimi Hendrix.

    Memory Lane: January 20

    January 20 has marked some big moments in entertainment history. Learn why here.

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    6 days ago
    cereal and a gramophone.

    Memory Lane: February 19

    Our trip down Memory Lane examines what landmark events took place on this day in history.

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    7 days ago
    Sneezing & Benjamin Franklin.

    Memory Lane: February 16

    Today's trip back down Memory Lane reflects on some events that may seem secondary, but still impact strongly on our lives today.

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    10 days ago
    Can you solve this puzzle? .

    Can you guess who I am?

    I'm an influential figure from your past and you surely know me ... but can you guess who I am?

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    11 days ago
    Gough Whitlam formally hands back land to the Gurindji people, pouring soil into the hands of elder Vince Lingiari.

    Love or hate him, Gough changed your world


    This is why Gough Whitlam -- a visonary politician and man of action -- was the most significant prime minister of my lifetime.

    Community Social Issues Australia Politics
    11 days ago
    A teddy bear and Duke Ellington.

    Memory Lane: February 15

    Want to get the lowdown on the significant events that happened on this day in history? Then click here.

    Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
    11 days ago
    Trending stories
    Don Bradman - number 2?.

    The poet who beat Don Bradman to No.1

    When it comes to great...

    (Entertainment & Culture) 3 days ago
    Top Indonesian chef Chandra Yudasswara will be cooking up a secret storm for Taste Great Southern.

    Celebrity chef set for a Secret Affair in Great Southern

    Take one of Indonesia's top...

    (Epicure) About 1 month ago
    Comedic actor Leslie Neilsen's grave stone is a beauty.

    We're all just a little dash between two dates

    But there are some who get...

    (Entertainment & Culture) 4 days ago
    Trickle-down economics my arse.

    How big business is giving you the shaft

    Are you battling to make...

    (Money & Business) 5 days ago
    When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

    20 mature bloggers worth following

    Looking for Australian...

    (Entertainment & Culture) 11 months ago
    Weekly Poll
    Haiku of the week
    Photographic memories
    Who remembers these fashion trends of yesteryear? Share your fashionable photos from the past with us!