About February 7

February 7, 2024 is the 38th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 328 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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 3 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 7

  • 457
    Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1074
    Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
  • 1497
    The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
  • 1812
    The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
  • 1856
    The 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.
  • 1894
    The Cripple Creek miner’s strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
  • 1898
    Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
  • 1904
    A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
  • 1907
    The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Sancheong-Hamyang massacre:Korean War
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
  • 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.

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