February 7: Day of the Week
February 7, 2020 was the 38th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 328 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
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February 7 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1948Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
- 1974Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 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).
- 1995Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- 1997New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1999Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1612Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (d. 1683)
- 1926Konstantin Feoktistov, cosmonaut (d. 2009)
- 1964Ray Mears, British survival expert and TV presenter
- 1972Essence Atkins, American actress
- 1974J Dilla, American record producer (d. 2006)
- 1977Georgios Alexopoulos, Greek soccer player
- 1981Lee Ok-Sung, South Korean amateur boxer
- 1982Mickael Pietrus, French-born basketball player
- 1987Joe Cardle, British footballer
- 1996David Castro, American actor
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