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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 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.

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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)

  • 457
    Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
  • 1812
    The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
  • 1907
    The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • 1979
    Pluto moves inside Neptune’s orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
  • 1984
    Space 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).
  • 1986
    Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
  • 1995
    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 1999
    Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
  • 2008
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1478
    Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist and author (d. 1535)
  • 1612
    Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (d. 1683)
  • 1693
    Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
  • 1934
    King Curtis, American saxophonist (d. 1971)
  • 1945
    Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
  • 1955
    Rolf Benirschke, American football player
  • 1958
    Matt Ridley, British scientist and science writer
  • 1962
    Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
  • 1967
    Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
  • 1978
    Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian soccer player

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