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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2007: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2007?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2007 ''Harry Potter'' author J. K. Rowling announces the release date for her book, ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'', the final installment in the ''Potter'' series to be 21 July 2007. (J.K.Rowling Official Site)
  • 02 Feb 2007 Three tornadoes cross a 70-mile path across Florida, USA, killing 21, injuring 100, destroying 1500 homes and mobile homes.
  • 03 Feb 2007 A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
  • 04 Feb 2007 The Indianapolis Colts defeat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in NFL's Super Bowl XLI, played at Dolphin Stadium, Miami, Florida.
  • 05 Feb 2007 U.S. Presidential Election, 2008: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) officially files for candidacy for President of the United States of America. (FOX)
  • 06 Feb 2007 At least three domain name system root nameservers are under denial-of-service attack. (The Register). See ''DNS Backbone DDoS Attacks''
  • 07 Feb 2007 HSBC announces it is setting aside US$10 billion to cover bad loans in its US mortgage division.
  • 08 Feb 2007 American model and television personality Anna Nicole Smith dies of combined drug intoxication in Hollywood, Florida at age 39 (born 1967).
  • 09 Feb 2007 Iraq War: A report by the U.S. Defense Department's inspector general has found the The Pentagon ampquotpurposely manipulatedampquot pre-war intelligence. Senator Carl Levin, D-MI, as chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee has called the report ampquotvery damningampquot and said of its results, ampquothighly disturbingampquot. (Baltimore Sun)
  • 10 Feb 2007 U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois announces a presidential bid in Springfield, Illinois, USA.
  • 11 Feb 2007 UK's Vodafone buys 67% stake in India's fourth largest mobile operator, Hutch Essar, for $11.1 billion. (BBC) (Economic Times)
  • 12 Feb 2007 An armed gunman shoots and kills five people at the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah, before being killed by the police, bringing the evening's rampage death toll to six.
  • 13 Feb 2007 Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
  • 14 Feb 2007 The United States redeploys the 173rd Airborne Brigade to Afghanistan to prepare for an anticipated spring offensive by the Taliban. (CNN)
  • 15 Feb 2007 In Ohio, USA, a meteor streaks across the sky, creating a sonic boom.
  • 16 Feb 2007 The G8 countries, plus Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, approve the 'Washington Declaration,' proposing a global Carbon emissions trading system to replace the Kyoto Protocol by 2009. (BBC)
  • 17 Feb 2007 United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Iraq for talks. (Reuters Alertnet)
  • 18 Feb 2007 Terrorist bombs explode on the Samjhauta Express in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
  • 19 Feb 2007 Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament from the ruling ARENA party are killed execution-style in Guatemala City. One of the dead is the son of former president and party founder Roberto D'Aubuisson. (BBC)
  • 20 Feb 2007 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves an African Union force to help stabilise Somalia. (AP via the Guardian)
  • 21 Feb 2007 Police in Zimbabwe ban rallies in parts of Harare that are seen as strongholds of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change. (Washington Post)
  • 22 Feb 2007 Iraq War:
  • 23 Feb 2007 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • 24 Feb 2007 Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
  • 25 Feb 2007 The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, takes place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. The Departed wins Best Picture.
  • 26 Feb 2007 Delwa Kassiré Koumakoye becomes the new Prime Minister of Chad, replacing interim PM Adoum Younousmi who stood in for Pascal Yoadimnadji since Yoadimnadji's death on 23 February 2007 in Paris. (IHT)
  • 27 Feb 2007 At the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, a Taliban suicide attack kills 23. Visiting US Vice President Dick Cheney is not injured.
  • 28 Feb 2007 The President of Bolivia Evo Morales declares the Bolivian floods as a national disaster with 35 deaths and 72,000 people becoming homeless. (CNN)

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Movies

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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Country: United States of America

Zodiac

Zodiac

Release year: 2007

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Country: United States of America

Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Keeley Hawes

Country: United States of America

Elvis and Anabelle

Elvis and Anabelle

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Will Geiger

Starring: Max Minghella, Blake Lively, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen

Books

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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box

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“Wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty….A Valentine from hell.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times The publication of Joe Hill’s beautifully textured, deliciously scary debut novel Heart-Shaped Box was greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.

White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz

White Lies

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THE PHENOMENAL NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A woman with a psychic talent for perceiving deception meets a man who overwhelms her senses with premonitions of danger-and desire...

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

The God Delusion

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A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to

Bad Blood by Linda Fairstein

Bad Blood

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Bad Blood finds Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper deeply involved in a complicated, high-profile homicide case. Defendant Brendan Quillian, a prominent young businessman, is charged with the brutal strangulation of his beautiful