history fact – February 7, 2017

___ Per The AP:
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2017. There are 327 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 7, 1817, America’s first public gas street lamp was lighted in Baltimore at the corner of Market and Lemon streets (now East Baltimore and Holliday streets). ___ Per The AP:
On February 7, 1944, Bing Crosby and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded “Swinging on a Star” in Los Angeles for Decca Records. ___ Per The UPI:
On this date in history: In 1497, the Bonfire of the Vanities in Florence, Italy, took place when followers of Girolamo Savonarola burned thousands of books, art and cosmetics.

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