What Happened on February 7

Significant Events

  • 1238 The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir
  • 1301 Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes first (English) Prince of Wales
  • 1842 Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien
  • 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.
  • 1991 The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.
  • 1992 Maastricht Treaty signed by 12 countries from the European Community (EC) to create the European Union (EU)
  • 1992 European Union offically comes into being under Maastricht treaties
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Did You Know?

Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"

On February 7, 1839

Would You Believe?

Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds

On February 7, 2005

Famous Weddings

  • 1901 Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • 1925 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)
  • 1931 Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut
  • 1988 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
  • 2009 Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson (39) weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler (45) at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California
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