Today in history 2/7/2017

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2/7/2017:

Today in history, A Thracian officer by the name of Leo (see picture below) is proclaimed as emperor of the East by the army general, Aspar, on the death of the Emperor Marcian in 457.

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Today in history, The Siege of Gibraltar, which was pursued by the Spanish and the French since July 24, 1779, is finally lifted in 1783.

Today in history, The first successful U.S. educational magazine, Academician, begins publication in New York City in 1818.

Today in historyAmelia Earhart weds George Putnam in Connecticut in 1931.

Today in history, The Mona Lisa (see picture below) is put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1963.

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Today in history, The British band The Beatles (see picture below) are greeted by 25,000 fans upon their arrival in the United States at JFK Airport.

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