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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2016

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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)

  • 1074
    Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
  • 1301
    Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
  • 1795
    The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 1819
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
  • 1856
    The 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.
  • 1904
    A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
  • 1940
    The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1912
    Roberta McCain, mother of John McCain
  • 1914
    Ramón Mercader, Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky (d. 1978)
  • 1952
    Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • 1958
    Matt Ridley, British scientist and science writer
  • 1964
    Ray Mears, British survival expert and TV presenter
  • 1971
    Anita Tsoy, Russian singer of Korean descent
  • 1973
    Irina Björklund, Finnish actress
  • 1974
    Nujabes, Japanese hip hop producer (d. 2010)
  • 1982
    Mickael Pietrus, French-born basketball player
  • 1996
    Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer

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