On This Day

February 7, 1812 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

Person of interestCharles Dickens

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

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens