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)
- 1301Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
- 1783American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
- 1898Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
- 1935The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
- 1962The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
- 1978New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1979Pluto moves inside Neptune’s orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
- 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.
- 1991Haiti’s first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1885Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)
- 1906Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
- 1927Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
- 1958Matt Ridley, British scientist and science writer
- 1965Jason Gedrick, American actor
- 1967Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
- 1977Georgios Alexopoulos, Greek soccer player
- 1983Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
- 1985Devis Nossa, Italian footballer
- 1992Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
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