Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 7

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This is a list of selected February 7 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled February 7, 2019 featured article or the February 7, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Independence Day in Grenada (1974); multiple issues
457Leo I was crowned Byzantine emperor, and went on to rule for nearly 20 years. refimprove section
1807Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Eylau began between the French Empire, and Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition near Preußisch Eylau, East Prussia. refimprove
1863 – In New Zealand's worst maritime tragedy, HMS Orpheus of the British Royal Navy sank off the coast of Auckland, killing 189 crew out of the ship's complement of 259. refimprove
1894 – The Western Federation of Miners began a five-month strike in Cripple Creek, Colorado, the only strike action in U.S. history where the state militia was called to support the strikers. featured on June 6
1904 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Maryland began, and destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours. refimprove section
1984 – During NASA Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-B, astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart performed the first and second untethered spacewalks, respectively, using Manned Maneuvering Units. EVA: refimprove section; MMU needs more footnotes
1992 – The Maastricht Treaty, which led to the formation of the European Union, was signed in Maastricht, the Netherlands. refimprove section
2009 – A series of 400 individual bushfires ignited across the Australian state of Victoria, Australia, on Black Saturday, eventually resulting in 173 total deaths. refimprove section
2012Several months of political crisis in the Maldives culminated in the resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed. both: refimprove



February 7

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Bartholomäus Sastrow (d. 1603) · Desmond Doss (b. 1919) · Steve Nash (b. 1974)

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