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7 February

457 – Roman Empire – Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus proclaimed Roman Emperor (east). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_I_of_the_Byzantine_Empire

590 – Rome – Pope Pelagius II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pelagius_II

1249 – Prussia – First Prussian Uprising ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussian_uprisings#The_Great_Prussian_Uprising_.281260.E2.80.931274.29

1301 – England/Wales – Edward of Caernarvon became the first English Prince of Wales. http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/the-prince-of-wales/titles-and-heraldry/previous-princes-of-wales

1497 – Italy – Bonfire of the Vanities, cosmetics, art and book burned in Florence. http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/february-7-1497-the-largest-bonfire-of-the-vanities-occurs-in-florence-italy

1550 – Rome – Cardinal Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte became Pope Julius III. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_III

1783 – Gibraltar – Great Siege of Gibraltar ended (American War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Siege_of_Gibraltar

1795 – USA – 11th Amendment of the US Constitution approved. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleventh_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

1807 – Poland – Battle of Eylau began (Napoleonic Wars). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eylau

New Madrid: The Earthquakes of 1811 – 1812 from Kip Cole on Vimeo.

1812 – USA – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw, epicentre in New Madrid, Missouri. http://vimeo.com/38864818 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1811%E2%80%9312_New_Madrid_earthquakes

1813 – Guinea – Action of 7 February (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_7_February_1813

1842 – Ethiopia – Battle of Debre Tabor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Debre_Tabor


1863 – New Zealand – HMS Orpheus sank off coast of Auckland, 189 killed. https://youtu.be/21NgT-EU0kQ   http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/sinking-of-hms-em-orpheus-em-nzs-worst-shipwreck

1866 – Chile – Battle of Abtao (Chincha Island War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Abtao

1878 – Rome – Pope Pius IX died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_IX

1894 – USA – Cripple Lake miners strike, Colorado. http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/02/this-day-in-labor-history-february-7-1894

1904 – USA – Fire in Baltimore destroyed 1,500+ buildings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Baltimore_Fire

1907 – UK – Mud March in London. http://patriciahysell.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/mud-march/

1930 – Chile – Fuerza Aérea de Chile plane crashed off Punta Arenas, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19300207-0

1938 – Germany – Junkers Flugzeug & Motorenwerke plane crashed at Dessau, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380207-0

1943 – Kiribati – USAAF plane crashed near Canton Island Airport, 18 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430207-3

1943 – Solomon Islands – Operation Ke ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ke

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Parkton, NC, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440207-1

1945 – China – USAAF plane crashed near Hechi, 37 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450207-1

1948 – USA – Eastern Air Lines Flight 611 crashed off Brunswick, GA, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480207-0

1951 – South Korea – Sancheong-Hamyang Massacre (Korean War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sancheong-Hamyang_massacre

1951 – USA – US Marine Corp plane crashed at Eastville, VA, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510207-1

1953 – France – Union Aéromaritime de Transport plane crashed near Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530207-0

1962 – USA – Banned all Cuban imports and exports. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_embargo_against_Cuba

1974 – Grenada – Independence from UK. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenada

1991 – Haiti – Jean-Bertarand Aristide became first democratically-elected president. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Bertrand_Aristide


1991 – UK – Downing Street Mortar Attack (The Troubles). https://youtu.be/BAb-pA8HnaY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downing_Street_mortar_attack

1992 – Netherlands – Maastricht Treaty signed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/7/newsid_2536000/2536459.stm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maastricht_Treaty

1998 – Japan – XVIII Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Nagano. http://www.olympic.org/nagano-1998-winter-olympics

1999 – Jordan – Crown Prince Abdullah became King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_II_of_Jordan

2004 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Papua.


2009 – Australia – Bushfires in Victoria, 173 killed. https://youtu.be/dpvM6FoUwMI  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Saturday_bushfires

2009 – Brazil – Manaus Aerotáxi plane crashed off Santo António, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090207-1

2012 – Republic of Maldives – President Mohamed Nasheed resigned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Nasheed

2013 – Zambia – Bus and truck collision near Chibombo, 53 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibombo_bus_crash


2014 – Russia – XXII Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Sochi. https://youtu.be/bKhuvril8Rs http://www.olympic.org/sochi-2014-winter-olympics


2016 – North Korea – Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 satellite launched. https://youtu.be/jEE4MMjfrYA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwangmy%C5%8Fngs%C5%8Fng-4

York

1328 – Edward III held Parliament in York.