- Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later.
Highlights of this day in history: The Beatles arrive in America; Ramzi Yousef arrested for the 1993 blast at New York's World Trade Center; Jordan's King Hussein dies; Author Charles Dickens and Country music star Garth Brooks are born. (Feb. 7)
TIM MCGUIRE: February 7, 1964.
THE BEATLES: (SINGING) I want to hold your hand, I want to hold your hand, I want to hold your hand.
TIM MCGUIRE: The Beatles arrive in New York for their first tour of the United States. Among the stops for the Fab Four, an appearance on TVs "The Ed Sullivan Show." 1995, Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 bombing at New York's World Trade Center, is arrested in Pakistan. Yousef is later convicted, and gets life in prison, just a few years before the Twin Towers fall in the September 11 terrorist attacks. 1999.
HUSSEIN BIN TALAL: There has been enough destruction, enough death, enough waste.
TIM MCGUIRE: Jordan's King Hussein, seen as a voice for stability in the Middle East, dies of cancer in the capital, Amman, at age 63. 1812, Charles Dickens, author of "A Christmas Carol" and "A Tale of Two Cities," is born in Portsmouth, England. In 1962.
GARTH BROOKS: (SINGING) 'Cause I got friends in low places, where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases.
TIM MCGUIRE: Country singer and songwriter, Garth Brooks, is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Today in history, February 7. Tim McGuire, the Associated Press.