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.
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)
- 1795The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
- 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.
- 1842Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
- 1894The Cripple Creek miner’s strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
- 1904A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
- 1948Sancheong-Hamyang massacre:Korean War
- 1974Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1995Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- 1997New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1842Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
- 1867Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
- 1927Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
- 1941Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
- 1955Rolf Benirschke, American football player
- 1965Jason Gedrick, American actor
- 1967Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
- 1977Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
- 1983Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
- 1993David Dorfman, American actor
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