February 7: Day of the Week
February 7, 2021 is the 38th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1783American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
- 1812The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
- 1842Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
- 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.
- 1863HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
- 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).
- 1992The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
- 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.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1612Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (d. 1683)
- 1877G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (d. 1947)
- 1887Eubie Blake, American musician and composer (d. 1983)
- 1909Hélder Câmara, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
- 1935Herbert Kohl, American politician
- 1955Miguel Ferrer, American actor
- 1955Rolf Benirschke, American football player
- 1964Ray Mears, British survival expert and TV presenter
- 1982Osamu Mukai, Japanese actor
- 1987Joe Cardle, British footballer
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