7 February 2022: This day in history

1301: Edward of Caernarfon (later Edward II) becomes the 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: Colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the 1st piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot

1991: Provisional Irish Republican Army launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting in an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister John Major, injuring four people

1992: The Maastricht Treaty is signed by 12 countries from the European Community (EC) to create the European Union (EU)


Source: Onthisday.com

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