Thursday, February 7, 2019

On This Day in History

February 7, 2019

Historical 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)
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