February 7: Day of the Week
February 7, 2015 was the 38th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1301Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
- 1812The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
- 1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1898Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
- 1935The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
- 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).
- 2008New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1837Sir James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (d. 1915)
- 1909Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter (d. 1995)
- 1922Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)
- 1968Peter Bondra, Slovak ice hockey player
- 1974Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
- 1981Lee Ok-Sung, South Korean amateur boxer
- 1983Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
- 1985Deborah Ann Woll, American actress
- 1985Devis Nossa, Italian footballer
- 1992Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
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