About February 7

February 7, 2020 is the 38th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 328 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 371 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.
  • 1795
    The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 1807
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Eylau – Napoléon’s French Empire begins fighting against Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition at Eylau, Poland.
  • 1812
    The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.
  • 1842
    Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
  • 1897
    Greco-Turkish War: The first full-scale battle takes place when the Greek expeditionary force in Crete defeats a 4,000-strong Ottoman force at Livadeia.
  • 1898
    Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
  • 1904
    A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
  • 1948
    Sancheong-Hamyang massacre:Korean War
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
  • 1992
    The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.

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