February 07

This Day in History

2009

Victoria Burning – The Black Saturday Fires of February 2009

On Saturday 7th February 2009 the deadliest bushfires in the history of Australia cut a blazing swathe of destruction across the State of Victoria. 173 people lost their lives, over 2000 homes were … (more...)

1992

European Union established

After suffering through centuries of bloody conflict, the nations of Western Europe finally unite in the spirit of economic cooperation with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty of European Union. The … (more...)

1497

Bonfire of the Vanities

On this day in 1497, the Bonfire of the Vanities took place in Florence, Italy, as supporters of the Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola burned thousands of objects deemed to be associated with … (more...)