About February 7

February 7, 2022 is the 38th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 327 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 349 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 7

  • 1301
    Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1940
    The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Haiti’s first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
  • 1995
    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 1999
    Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
  • 2008
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 2009
    Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.

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