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On This Day — February 7th

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing On Ending Modern Slavery

February 7th is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of the year (328 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Historical Events:

1979 – Pluto moves inside Neptune’s orbit for the first time since either was discovered.

1984 – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).

1991 – The Provisional IRA launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street in London, the headquarters of the British government.

1992 – The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.

1995 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Celebrity Births:

Actor Ashton Kutcher turns 40

Comedian Chris Rock turns 53

Country Music Star Garth Brooks turns 56

Actress Deborah Ann Woll turns 33

Comedian Eddie Izzard turns 56

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