On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1812

Historical Events

  • 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Poet Lord Byron (6th Baron Byron) makes his maiden speech in House of Lords

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestCharles Dickens

Charles Dickens, English writer ("Oliver Twist"; "A Tale of Two Cities"; "A Christmas Carol"), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

1812 Highlights

About February 7, 1812

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 209 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius