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.
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)
- 457Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
- 1807Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Eylau – Napoléon’s French Empire begins fighting against Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition at Eylau, Poland.
- 1812The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
- 1856The 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.
- 1907The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
- 1974Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1984Space 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).
- 1991Haiti’s first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
- 2008New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 2009Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1906Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
- 1932Gay Talese, American author
- 1937Juan Pizarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1946Hector Babenco, Brazilian film director
- 1972Essence Atkins, American actress
- 1974Nujabes, Japanese hip hop producer (d. 2010)
- 1975Alexandre Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1978David Aebischer, Swiss ice hockey player
- 1985Devis Nossa, Italian footballer
- 1988Albin Hodza, French footballer
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