- February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 327 days remaining until the end of the year (328 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 6
- Next day is February 8.
February 7th Deaths (Here)
February 7 Events:
457 – Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1074 – Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed at the Battle of Montesarchio fighting the invading Normans.
1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
1497 – The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn 1000s of objects like cosmetics, art, & books in Florence, Italy.
1795 – The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
1807 – Battle of Eylau (in Napoleonic Wars) – Napoléon's French Empire begins fighting against Russian & Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition at Eylau, Poland.
1812 – New Madrid, Missouri - strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes.
1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over - he leaves it in the capable hands of William Farquhar.
1842 – Battle of Debre Tabor - Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
1856 – The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company after a peaceful abdication of Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh.
1856 – The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.
1863 – HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
1882 – Last heavyweight boxing championship bare-knuckle fight takes place in Mississippi City, Mississippi.
1894 – The Cripple Creek miner's strike - led by the Western Federation of Miners - begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
1898 – Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
1904 – Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
1907 – The Mud March i- 1st large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
1935 – Board game Monopoly is invented.
1940 – Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
1943 – Imperial Japanese naval forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1944 – Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle (World War II).
1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports & exports.
1967 – Severe bushfires in southern Tasmania (Australia) claim 62 lives & destroy 2,642.7 square kilometres of land.
1974 – Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1979 – Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit - 1st time since either was discovered.
1984 – Space Shuttle program - STS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II & Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
1986 – President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti.
1990 – Collapse of the Soviet Union - The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
1991 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide is sworn in as Haiti's first democratically-elected president.
1992 – The Maastricht Treaty is signed - leads to the creation of the European Union.
1999 – Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
2009 – Bushfires in Victoria - the worst natural disaster in Australia's history, leave 173 dead.
2010 – Large explosion at Kleen Power Plant in Middletown, Connecticut.
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