7th February

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2005 Ellen MacArthur fastest solo round the world Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world.
1999 Jordanian Royalty King Hussein of Jordan dies of cancer aged 63.
1998 Carl Wilson dies Carl Wilson, a founding member of the Beach Boys, dies from cancer aged 51.
1991 IRA bombs 10 Downing Street An IRA mortar bomb is fired into the garden of 10 Downing Street
1984 NASA - first untethered space walk Space Shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk
1974 Patti Hearst kidnappers identified A little-known group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army says its members are responsible for kidnapping 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patti Hearst.
1964 Beatles - American tour The Beatles start Britain's rock and roll invasion of the United States with their American tour
1812 Charles Dickens is born English author Charles Dickens is born in Portsmouth.
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