February 7: Day of the Week
February 7, 2018 was the 38th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 457Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
- 1301Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
- 1497The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
- 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.
- 1900Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
- 1948Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
- 1974Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1978New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1992The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1867Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
- 1906Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
- 1957Carney Lansford, American baseball player
- 1962Garth Brooks, American singer
- 1964Ray Mears, British survival expert and TV presenter
- 1974Danny Goffey, British musician (Supergrass)
- 1978Endy Chávez, baseball player
- 1987Kerli, Estonian singer
- 1988Matthew Stafford, American NFL football player
- 1992Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
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