7 February

7 February

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
  • National Send A Card To A Friend Day
  • e-Day
  • Rose Day

Historic Events

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

A 1985 prediction of what Michael Jackson would look like in the year 2000

1863: Portrait of a Union soldier in Missouri, 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!

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

Last known photo of Steve Jobs alive

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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