What Happened on February 7, 1812

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
  • Poet Lord Byron (6th Baron Byron) makes his maiden speech in House of Lords

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Charles Dickens, English novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens