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 This day in History - February 7
406 Historic Events for February 7
1976

Terry Battle, running back (Detroit Lions)

Birth
1976

Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9

Event
1977

Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts

Event
1977

Hillary Wolf, Chicago, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)

Birth
1977

Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)

Birth
1977

Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82

Death
1978

Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert

Event
1979

Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles

Event
1979

Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur

Event
1979

Toronto Maple Leaf Darryl Sittler scores NHL record 10 pts (6 goals)

Event
1979

Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds pres Boum‚dienne in Algeria

Event
1979

"Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC

Event
1979

Cerina Vincent, Miss Nevada Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1979

Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns

Death
1980

Ernst Kunz, composer, dies at 88

Death
1980

Katherine Emery, actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73

Death
1982

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

Event
1982

Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica

Event
1983

1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)

Event
1984

Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67

Death
1984

Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

Event
1984

David (born without immunity system) at 12, touches mom for 1st time

Event
1984

Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk (US)

Event
1985

Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83

Death
1985

Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies

Death