February 7 holidays in 2016

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Independence Day
Grenada Public Holiday
Multiple [Show] Observance
Seollal Holiday Day 1
South korea National Holiday
Carnival Sunday
Brazil Observance
Spring Festival Eve
China National Holiday
Chinese New Year's Eve
Taiwan National Holiday
Vietnamese New Year's Eve
Vietnam National Holiday
National Periodic Table Day
- Weird
National Send a Card to a Friend Day
- Weird
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
- Weird

Historical Events on February 7

  • 1812: Near the town of New Madrid in Missouri, one of the strongest earthquakes in a whole series of them strikes.
  • 1854: Legislation is passed that allowed the founding of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
  • 1863: Almost 190 people are killed when the HMS Orpheus sinks off of the coast of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1904: A fire breaks out in the city of Baltimore in Maryland. It ends up destroying over fifteen hundred buildings in just over one day.
  • 1907: The first procession organized by the NUWSS (National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies), called the Mud March, begins on this day.
  • 1940: The Walt Disney film Pinocchio premiers on this day.
  • 1943: Japanese Naval forces finish evacuating Imperial Japanese forces from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke. This thereby ends the attempt by the Japanese to retake the island from Allied forces.
  • 1944: In response to the Allied Operation Shingle, Italian and German forces launch a counteroffensive during WWII.
  • 1951: Over seven hundred suspected communist sympathizers are killed by South Korean troops during the Korean War.
  • 1962: The importation of all Cuban goods into the United States and all exports from the U.S to Cuba are banned by the United States.
  • 1984: The 1st untethered space walk using the MMU (Manned Maneuvering Unit) is performed by Astronauts Robert L. Stewart and Bruce McCandless II during the STS-41B Mission.
  • 1990: The Soviet Communist Party agrees to relinquish its monopoly of power during the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Famous Birthdays on February 7

  • American blacksmith and founder of Deere & Co., John Deere is born in 1804.
  • English novelist Charles Dickens is born in 1812.
  • American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder is born in 1867.
  • American actress and silent film producer, Anita Stewart is born in 1895.
  • American actor James Spader is born in 1960.
  • American singer-songwriter Garth Brooks is born in 1962.
  • English comedian and actor, Eddie Izzard is born in 1962.
  • American comedian, actor and screenwriter, Chris Rock is born in 1965.

Black Friday

Winter Solstice

Christmas Eve


Palm Sunday

Tax Day


Labor Day