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Tuesday February 7, 2017

February 7: Day of the Week

February 7, 2017 was the 38th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 457
    Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1863
    HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
  • 1935
    The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
  • 1944
    World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
  • 1962
    The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
  • 1984
    Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
  • 1992
    The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
  • 1995
    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2008
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1693
    Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
  • 1905
    Paul Nizan, French author (d. 1940)
  • 1914
    Ramón Mercader, Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky (d. 1978)
  • 1927
    Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • 1955
    Rolf Benirschke, American football player
  • 1968
    Peter Bondra, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Adriano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1971
    Anita Tsoy, Russian singer of Korean descent
  • 1990
    Neil Etheridge, English–Filipino footballer
  • 1992
    Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer

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