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What are the important events that happened on February 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 7: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 7 is the 38th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 328 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 25, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,454,803,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘triacontaoctagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there is one day remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,143 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 7 Historical Events

  • 1898
    Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
  • 1935
    The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
  • 1948
    Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
  • 1978
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1995
    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1886
    Yehezkel Abramsky, Russian-born rabbi, head of the London Beth Din for 17 years (d. 1976)
  • 1908
    Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
  • 1953
    Dan Quisenberry, baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1977
    Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Japanese footballer
  • 1993
    David Dorfman, American actor

Who died on February 7?

  • 1603
    Hermann Wilken, German humanist and mathematician (b. 1522)
  • 1837
    King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (b. 1778)
  • 1839
    Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
  • 1979
    Dr. Josef Mengele, German, Nazi war criminal (b. 1911)
  • 1999
    Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)

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