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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1074Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
- 1497The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
- 1807Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Eylau – Napoléon’s French Empire begins fighting against Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition at Eylau, Poland.
- 1856The 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.
- 1897Greco-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.
- 1904A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
- 1907The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
- 1944World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
- 1992The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
- 1997New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1898Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
- 1908Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
- 1918Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
- 1971Anita Tsoy, Russian singer of Korean descent
- 1974Danny Goffey, British musician (Supergrass)
- 1978Ashton Kutcher, American actor
- 1979Cerina Vincent, American actress
- 1980Maximiliano Cejas, Argentine footballer
- 1982Osamu Mukai, Japanese actor
- 1996Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer
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