Historical Events for 7th February 2022

1792 – Domenico Cimarosa’s opera “Il Matrimonio Segreto” premieres in Vienna
1882 – Last bare knuckle champion John L. Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
1889 – Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in San Francisco
1894 – The Cripple Creek miners’ strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado
1908 – Philadelphia A’s manager/owner Connie Mack sells future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000
1944 – Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy
1974 – Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1991 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti’s 1st elected president
2000 – Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.
2009 – Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.

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