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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1074Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 1900Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
- 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.
Who were born on February 7?
- 1612Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (d. 1683)
- 1804John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
- 1909Amedeo Guillet, former officer of the Italian Army (d. 2010)
- 1941Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
- 1946Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (d. 2011)
- 1958Matt Ridley, British scientist and science writer
- 1975Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
- 1979Daniel Bierofka, German footballer
- 1986Michael Orozco Fiscal, American soccer player
- 1987Joe Cardle, British footballer
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