February 7: Day of the Week
February 7, 2021 was the 38th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 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.
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)
- 1497The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
- 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.
- 1904A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
- 1944World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
- 1986Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
- 1990Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
- 1995Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- 2008New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 2009Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1873Thomas Andrews, British shipbuilder on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
- 1908Fred Gipson, American author (d. 1973)
- 1947Wayne Allwine, American voice artist (d. 2009)
- 1952Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
- 1962Garth Brooks, American singer
- 1973Juwan Howard, American basketball player
- 1975Alexandre Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982Mickael Pietrus, French-born basketball player
- 1983Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
- 1989Louisa Lytton, British actress
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