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.
- 1863HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
- 1894The Cripple Creek miner’s strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
- 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.
- 1907The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
- 1948Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
- 1962The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
- 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).
- 1986Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
- 2008New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1870Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (d. 1937)
- 1891Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
- 1932Gay Talese, American author
- 1945Gerald Davies, Welsh rugby player
- 1968Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
- 1976Kelly Choi, Korean-American TV hostess of Top Chef Masters
- 1977Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
- 1983Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
- 1985Deborah Ann Woll, American actress
- 1987Joe Cardle, British footballer
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