February 7

1795

The 11th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.

1904

Disastrous fire destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in downtown Baltimore.

1926

Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month.

1964

The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.

1971

Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage.

1974

The island of Grenada won its independence from Britain

1986

President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier fled Haiti.

1990

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union allowed other parties to compete for power.

1991

Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as first democratically-elected president of Haiti.

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