Originally Posted by Amnorix
February 7. A pretty serious yawner.
1807. The Battle of Eylau begins. A battle between Russian and Prussian forces against Napoleon, the result of the battle is inconclusive, the first check against the Grand Armee which had previously crushed all opponents.
1904. A fire in Baltimore, Maryland, destroys over 1500 buildings in just 30 hours.
1962. America bans all imports/exports from/to Cuba, causing mass depression among serious cigar smokers.
If you're going to do something of special historical significance, do it on February 7 so your chance of being highlighted as the "most significant" for years to come on lists like these is maximized.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will