spotlight Today in history: Feb. 7 Feb 7, 2020 Feb 7, 2020 0 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1948: Dwight D. Eisenhower In 1948, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as U.S. Army chief of staff; he was succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley. AP 1962: John F. Kennedy In 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a full trade embargo on Cuba. AP 1964: The Beatles In 1964, the Beatles arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to begin their first American tour. AP 1984: Spacewalk In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk, which lasted nearly six hours. NASA 1986: Jean-Claude Duvalier In 1986, Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier (doo-VAHL-yay') fled his country, ending 28 years of his family's rule. AP 1986: The Philippines In 1986, the Philippines held a presidential election marred by charges of fraud against the incumbent, Ferdinand E. Marcos. AP 1991: Jean-Bertrand Aristide In 1991, Jean-Bertrand Aristide (zhahn behr-TRAHN' ahr-ihs-TEED') was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of Haiti (he was overthrown by the military the following September). AP 1998: Wiinter Olympics In 1998, the Winter Olympic Games were opened in Nagano, Japan, by Emperor Akihito. AMY SANCETTA 1999: King Hussein In 1999, Jordan's King Hussein died of cancer at age 63; he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah (ab-DUHL'-uh). AP 2010: New Orleans Saints Ten years ago: The New Orleans Saints rallied for a 31-17 Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts. AP 2010: Power Plant Explosion Ten years ago: A nearly completed Kleen Energy Systems power plant in Middletown, Connecticut, exploded, killing six people and injuring 50. AP 2010: Viktor Yanukovych Ten years ago: Pro-Russian opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH'-vich) declared victory in Ukraine's presidential runoff, but his opponents rejected the claim, saying the vote was too close to call. (Yanukovych was inaugurated Feb. 25.) AP 2015: Brian Williams Five years ago: In a memo released by NBC, Brian Williams said he was stepping away temporarily from the anchor chair of the "NBC Nightly News" amid questions about his recollections of war coverage in Iraq (Williams ended up being permanently removed from the principal anchor chair, but remained with NBC News). Invision 2015: Caitlyn Jenner Five years ago: Olympic gold medalist Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner was involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, that left one woman dead and several others injured. Invision 2019: "Green New Deal" One year ago: Democrats launched a sweeping plan to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy; at least six senators running for president or considering White House bids backed the “Green New Deal.” Cliff Owen 2019: Frank Robinson One year ago: Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball, died in Los Angeles at the age of 83. AP 2019: John Dingell One year ago: Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, died at his home in Dearborn, Michigan at the age of 92; the Democrat had served in the House for 59 years before retiring in 2014. 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