On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1817

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Baltimore becomes the 1st American city lit by gas street lamps with the first turned on at Market and Lemon Streets (currently Baltimore and Holliday Streets)

Famous Birthdays

  • LeRoy Pope Walker, American lawyer and 1st Confederate States Secretary of War (1861), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1884)