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This Day in History for February 7 – Beatlemania Begins and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Carter G. Woodson founds Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month (More info)

1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, ‘Pinocchio,’ premieres (More info)

1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports (More info)

1964 – Greeted by 3,000 screaming fans, the Beatles arrive in New York for their first visit to the United States (More info)

1986 – Almost three decades of one-family rule end in Haiti when President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation (More info)

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