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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1497
    The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
  • 1795
    The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 1904
    A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
  • 1948
    Sancheong-Hamyang massacre:Korean War
  • 1979
    Pluto moves inside Neptune’s orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
  • 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).
  • 1990
    Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
  • 1995
    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 1997
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 2009
    Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1804
    John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
  • 1878
    Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (d. 1936)
  • 1889
    Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
  • 1907
    Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  • 1926
    John Frank Davidson, British chemical engineer and Royal Medal holder
  • 1946
    Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (d. 2011)
  • 1972
    Essence Atkins, American actress
  • 1975
    Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
  • 1977
    Dimitris Papanikolaou, Greek basketball player
  • 1979
    Jon Leicester, American baseball player

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