Today in History, English
Today in History, English

14923February 7Event1897 – Greco-Turkish War: The first full-scale battle takes place when the Greek expeditionary force in Crete defeats a 4,000-strong Ottoman force at Livadeia.
14924February 7Event1898 – Dreyfus affair: Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'accuse.
14925February 7Event1900 – Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
14926February 7Event1904 – A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
14927February 7Event1907 – The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
14928February 7Event1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
14929February 7Event1940 – The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
14930February 7Event1943 – World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
14931February 7Event1944 – World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
14932February 7Event1951 – Korean War: 705 suspected communist sympathizers are butchered by South Korean forces.
14933February 7Event1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
14934February 7Event1964 – The Beatles first arrive in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion.
14935February 7Event1974 – Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
14936February 7Event1979 – Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
14937February 7Event1984 – Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
14938February 7Event1986 – Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
14939February 7Event1990 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
14940February 7Event1991 – Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
14911February 7Event1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
14912February 7Event1497 – The Bonfire of the Vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
14913February 7Event1783 – American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
14914February 7Event1795 – The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
14915February 7Event1807 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Eylau – Napoleon's French Empire begins fighting against Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition at Eylau, Poland.
14916February 7Event1812 – The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
14917February 7Event1813 – Action of 7 February 1813: stalemate two evenly matched frigates from the French Navy and the British Royal Navy, Aréthuse and HMS Amelia.
14918February 7Event1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
14919February 7Event1842 – Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
14920February 7Event1856 – The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the second piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.
14921February 7Event1863 – HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
14922February 7Event1894 – The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

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