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Sunday February 7, 2016

February 7: Day of the Week

February 7, 2016 was the 38th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1074
    Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
  • 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.
  • 1812
    The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
  • 1856
    The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.
  • 1898
    Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
  • 1907
    The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • 1935
    The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
  • 1940
    The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1878
    Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (d. 1936)
  • 1891
    Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1905
    Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1983)
  • 1908
    Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
  • 1926
    John Frank Davidson, British chemical engineer and Royal Medal holder
  • 1934
    Eddie Fenech Adami, Maltese politician, Prime Minister (1987-1996, 1998-2004); President (2004-2009)
  • 1945
    Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
  • 1954
    Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • 1987
    Joe Cardle, British footballer
  • 1989
    Louisa Lytton, British actress

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