February 7: Day of the Week
February 7, 2019 was the 38th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 327 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1842Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1992The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1612Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (d. 1683)
- 1912Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist (d. 1981)
- 1943Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
- 1960Robert Smigel, American actor and Comedian
- 1964Ray Mears, British survival expert and TV presenter
- 1965Jason Gedrick, American actor
- 1971Anita Tsoy, Russian singer of Korean descent
- 1979Daniel Bierofka, German footballer
- 1980Kevin J. Boyle, American politician
- 1996David Castro, American actor
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