Historical Events for 7th February 2023

1550 – Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III
1889 – Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in San Francisco
1908 – Philadelphia A’s manager/owner Connie Mack sells future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000
1946 – Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC (Fair Employment Practices Committee) bill
1969 – Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
1976 – World’s largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)
1979 – Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur
1984 – American astronaut Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk
1988 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 15-6; MVP: Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills, DE
2018 – DNA analysis of Chedder Man, UK’s oldest complete skeleton shows he had dark skin and blue eyes

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