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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)

  • 1795
    The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 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 colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the second piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.
  • 1948
    Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
  • 1948
    Sancheong-Hamyang massacre:Korean War
  • 1978
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1986
    Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1873
    Thomas Andrews, British shipbuilder on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
  • 1922
    Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)
  • 1962
    David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1964
    Ray Mears, British survival expert and TV presenter
  • 1965
    Chris Rock, American actor and comedian
  • 1972
    Essence Atkins, American actress
  • 1977
    Dimitris Papanikolaou, Greek basketball player
  • 1979
    Jon Leicester, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
  • 1990
    Neil Etheridge, English–Filipino footballer

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