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, 1,675,728,000 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.

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

  • 1074
    Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
  • 1842
    Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
  • 1935
    The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
  • 1940
    The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
  • 1944
    World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
  • 1978
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1979
    Pluto moves inside Neptune’s orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
  • 1984
    Space 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).
  • 1986
    Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.

Who were born on February 7?

  • 1941
    Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • 1958
    Matt Ridley, British scientist and science writer
  • 1960
    Robert Smigel, American actor and Comedian
  • 1962
    David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1969
    Adriano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986
    Michael Orozco Fiscal, American soccer player
  • 1987
    Kerli, Estonian singer
  • 1988
    Lee Don-Ku, South Korean ice hockey defenceman player
  • 1989
    Louisa Lytton, British actress
  • 1993
    David Dorfman, American actor

Who died on February 7?

  • 1693
    Paul Pellisson, French writer (b. 1624)
  • 1839
    Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
  • 1960
    Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (b. 1903)
  • 1979
    Dr. Josef Mengele, German, Nazi war criminal (b. 1911)
  • 1990
    Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino military figure (b. 1905)
  • 1991
    Amos Yarkoni, Israeli soldier, Medal of Distinguished Service recipient (b. 1920)
  • 1994
    Arnold Smith, Canadian diplomat (b. 1915)
  • 1999
    Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • 2000
    Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
  • 2008
    Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (b. 1913)

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