Historical Events for February 2007
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3rd - A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
11th - In Portugal, a national referendum legalizes non-therapeutic abortion when requested by the woman during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
12th - A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.
13th - 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.
19th - Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
21st - Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
23rd - Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
23rd - 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.
27th - The general strike against Lansana Conté in Guinea ends.
27th - The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
28th - Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.