This Day in History on 7th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 7th February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1856: The British annexed Awadh Kingdom. Emperor Wajid Ali Shah was imprisoned.

1940: Railways nationalized in Britain.

1948: Neil Harvey became the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.

1959: Fidel Castro announced the new constitution of Cuba.

1999: Crown Prince Abdullah of Jordan assumed the throne.

2009: President Pratibha Tai Patil was conferred the title of D Lit by the Governor of Maharashtra, S. C. Jamir.

2012: President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives resigns, after 23 days of anti-governmental protests calling for the release of a Chief Judge unlawfully arrested by the military.

2013: The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995.

2014: Scientists announce that the Happisburgh footprints in Norfolk, England, dating back to more than 800,000 years ago, making them the oldest known hominid footprints outside Africa.

2016: North Korea launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 into outer space violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1812: Charles Dickens, an English writer, and social critic.

Manmath Nath Gupta

1864: P. S. Sivaswami Iyer, a prominent lawyer, administrator, and statesman.

1898: Ramabai Bhimrao Ambedkar, the first wife of B. R. Ambedkar.

1902: Devaneya Pavanar, a prominent Indian Tamil author.

1934: Sujit Kumar, an Indian film actor, and producer.

Ashok Banker

1938: S. Ramachandran Pillai, a communist politician from Kerala, India.

1987: Durjoy Datta, an Indian author, and screenwriter.

1993: Srikanth Kidambi, an Indian badminton player.

1500: João de Castro, viceroy of Portuguese India (d. 1548)

1908: Manmath Nath Gupta, Indian journalist and author (d. 2000)

1964: Ashok Banker, Indian journalist, author, and screenwriter

Death/ Death Anniversary

1333: Nikko, the founder of Shoshu Buddhism.

1894: Adolphe Sax, a Belgian inventor, and musician created the saxophone.

1938: Harvey S. Firestone, an American businessman and the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

1999: Hussein bin Talal, King of Jordan.

2017: Richard Hatch, American actor (b. 1945)

2017: Hans Rosling, Swedish academic (b. 1948)

2017: Tzvetan Todorov, Bulgarian philosopher (b. 1939)

2019: John Dingell, American politician (b. 1926)

2019: Albert Finney, English actor (b. 1936)

2019: Jan Olszewski, Polish politician, 3rd Prime Minister (b. 1930)

2019: Frank Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1935)

Further Reading

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