What happened this day in history February 7

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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 25, 2023 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,928,800 minutes 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 are 368 days 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 3,700 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 7 Historical Events

  • 457
    Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1795
    The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 1863
    HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
  • 1894
    The Cripple Creek miner’s strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
  • 1907
    The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • 1943
    Imperial Japanese naval forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
  • 1974
    Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1978
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1990
    Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
  • 1999
    Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1873
    Thomas Andrews, British shipbuilder on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
  • 1878
    Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (d. 1936)
  • 1901
    Arnold Nordmeyer, New Zealand politician (d. 1989)
  • 1912
    Roberta McCain, mother of John McCain
  • 1962
    David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1964
    Ashok Banker, Indian novelist
  • 1968
    Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer
  • 1972
    Robyn Lively, American actress
  • 1974
    Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
  • 1982
    Mickael Pietrus, French-born basketball player

Who died on February 7?

  • 1652
    Gregorio Allegri, Italian composer (b. 1582)
  • 1693
    Paul Pellisson, French writer (b. 1624)
  • 1823
    Ann Radcliffe, English novelist (b. 1764)
  • 1873
    Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)
  • 1939
    Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • 1963
    Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • 2000
    Shiho Niiyama, Japanese voice actress (b. 1970)
  • 2001
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (b. 1906)
  • 2005
    Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • 2009
    Molly Bee, American singer (b. 1939)

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