February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 327 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 7th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 7th in history!
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- Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
- National Send A Card To A Friend Day
- Rose Day
What Happened On This Day – February 7
2009: The Black Saturday bushfires in Australia kill 173 people
The fires were the worst natural disaster in Australian history.
2005: Ellen MacArthur breaks the speed record for sailing solo around the world
The journey took her 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes, and 33 seconds.
1992: The European Union is established as the Maastricht Treaty is signed
The treaty also defined a single European currency: the Euro.
1986: Haiti’s president, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, flees the country, ending 28 years of family rule
On the same day 5 years later, the first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was sworn in.
1984: NASA astronauts take the first untethered spacewalk
The photographs of Bruce McCandless and Robert L. Stewart hovering freely in space became some of the most iconic images of the 1980s.
1985: A 1985 prediction of what Michael Jackson would look like in the year 2000
1863: Portrait of a Union soldier in Missouri, 1863
1180: The Bаrgаte in Southampton was built in 1180 – it’s now flanked by a Burger King and a McDonalds!
Last known photo of Steve Jobs alive
Births On This Day, February 7
1978: Ashton Kutcher, American model, actor, producer
1962: Eddie Izzard, Yemeni/English actor, comedian
1962: Garth Brooks, American singer-songwriter, guitarist
1906: Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer, founded the Antonov Aircraft Company
1812: Charles Dickens, English author
Deaths On This Day, February 7
2015: Dean Smith, American basketball player, coach
1994: Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer, conductor
1986: Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, physicist
1959: Nap Lajoie, American baseball player
1938: Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire, Rubber Company