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Saturday February 7, 2015

February 7: Day of the Week

February 7, 2015 was the 38th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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

February 2015

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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.
  • 1301
    Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
  • 1812
    The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
  • 1819
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
  • 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.
  • 1897
    Greco-Turkish War: The first full-scale battle takes place when the Greek expeditionary force in Crete defeats a 4,000-strong Ottoman force at Livadeia.
  • 1898
    Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
  • 1935
    The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
  • 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).
  • 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?

  • 1837
    Sir James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (d. 1915)
  • 1909
    Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter (d. 1995)
  • 1922
    Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)
  • 1968
    Peter Bondra, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
  • 1981
    Lee Ok-Sung, South Korean amateur boxer
  • 1983
    Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
  • 1985
    Deborah Ann Woll, American actress
  • 1985
    Devis Nossa, Italian footballer
  • 1992
    Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer

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