February 7th. Holidays and historical events on this day

February 7th. Holidays and historical events on this day
February 7th. Holidays and historical events on this day

According to the Gregorian calendar, February 7th is the 38th day of the year. Throughout history, there have been many memorable events on this date. This article will be devoted to this.

February 7

Winter Sports Day

For the first time in 2015, the winter sports festival will be celebrated on February 7th. Athletes from all over the world go in for figure skating, skiing, snowboarding, and Russians are no exception. Thanks to the skill and constant training, our country has a huge number of prizes in competitions. The date was not chosen by chance. At the initiative of the President of the Olympic Games, it was decided to make February 7 a holiday, since it was at that time that the Olympic Games in Sochi were opened. Exactly one year has passed since that date.

The purpose of the holiday was primarily to promote a he althy lifestyle. Of course, Winter Sports Day is a tribute to the athletes who participated in the Olympic Games in Sochi. It is planned to celebrate this holiday traditionally, opening the competition "Ski track of Russia". Hockey, figure skating and speed skating competitions will be held in all cities.

February 7 holiday

Holiday 19th day of the monthMulk

In the Baha'i community, this day meant the beginning of the month of "domination", in Arabic it sounds like "mulk". By tradition, February 7 is divided into three parts: prayer, administrative and social. Community councils are held where uplifting stories are told and music can be played.

name day February 7

February 7 in other countries

Abroad, this day is also memorable, but for different reasons. For example, in Grenada, February 7 is a holiday of national importance. It's about Independence Day. In the Republic of Tatarstan, on February 7, such a memorable date as the Day of the Coat of Arms is celebrated. In Ireland, a church holiday is celebrated at this time. Saint Matl's Day is a memorable date for many Irish people. Japan celebrates Northern Lights Day in February.

Who has a name day on this day?

Name day on February 7 is celebrated by both Orthodox and Catholics. The latter include Pitt, Collet, Eugenia, Crisolius.

Orthodox name day on February 7 at Boris, Alexander, Anatoly, Vitaly, Gregory, Dmitry, Peter, Vladimir and others.

Who was born on February 7th?

Many famous personalities were born on this day. For example, those born on February 7 are writers Thomas More, Charles Dickens, Sinclair Lewis, Paul Nizan, Doris Gercke, composers Richard Genet, Quincy Porter, Dieter Bohlen, Alexei Mogilevsky. Many legendary scientists and scientists were born on this day - academician Theodule Ribot, psychiatrist Alfred Adler, biophysicist Alexander Chizhevsky, physiologist Ulf on Euler, engineer Wan-An, aircraft designer OlegAntonov. February 7 is the birthday of the Russian Empress Anna Ioannovna, the philosopher Pyotr Struve, the artist Vladimir Makovsky, and the cosmonaut Konstantin Feoktistov. On this day, singer Anita Tsoi and actor Ashton Kutcher celebrate their birthdays.

February 7 sign

Religious holidays

February 7, the Russian Orthodox Church pays tribute to the memory of the icon of the Mother of God, St. Mar of Omir and Poplius of Syria, Hieromartyrs Stephen and Boris, Basil Bishop of Priluksky, Metropolitan of Kyiv and Galicia, and others. Catholics celebrate religious holidays in memory of St. Collet, Pope Pius 19, Blessed Eugenia Smith and Saint Chrisolius.

Events before the 19th century

February 7 is a very significant date in history. In 1238, the city of Vladimir was besieged by Batu's troops. Many rulers of states and empires were enthroned on this day, for example, in 457 - Leo the First Makella, in 1301 - the Prince of Wales, in 1311 - Johann of Luxembourg, in 1550 - Pope Julius the Third. In 1780, the city of Syktyvkar (Komi Republic) was founded. A lot of historical events related to military operations happened then. In 1783, the French and Spanish troops stopped besieging Gibr altar, and the Battle of Debre Tabor took place in Ethiopia. In 1865, the northerners defeated Hachers Roon. All actions took place during the American Civil War. On February 7, 1900, the British released Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.

In addition to the hostilities, February was remembered by history for some interesting situations anddiscoveries. For example, on February 7, 1845, the Portland Vase in the British Museum was smashed by the vandal Wild Loyd. For the first time in 1847, an operation was performed in the Russian Empire using ether anesthesia.

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Events of the 20th century

Many memorable events happened on February 7th. A sign of victory, independence, or vice versa, tragedy - for residents of different countries, this date was remembered in its own way. For example, in the UK, February 1907 became famous for the fact that it was then that women were allowed to vote. This was achieved thanks to the Mud March. On February 7, three thousand female representatives walked barefoot through mud and cold. Since then, this date has gone down in history.

In February 1924, the countries of the USSR and Italy established diplomatic relations. Somewhat later (in 1941), the famous Soviet submarine K-55 was launched. In 1950, the Ka-10 helicopter landed on the deck of the ship for the first time. In 1977, the Soyuz-24 spacecraft was launched. In 1984, an American astronaut for the first time in history went into outer space without communication with the ship. In 1992, the USSR adopted the law "On the Protection of Consumer Rights", which is also used by modern residents of Russia. In 1998, the 18th Olympic Games in Japan were opened.

But the date of February 7 was remembered not only by positive events. In 1951, over 705 civilians were killed for political reasons during the Korean War. In 1981, 52 people died in a plane crash near Leningrad. All these people were leaders of the Pacific Fleet of the USSR.A similar tragedy happened in the Dominican Republic. Then 188 people died. More than 4,500 people died in Afghanistan in 1998 due to a strong earthquake.

Events of the 21st century

The 21st century has just begun, but February 7 has already become a memorable date as a result of some events. 2014 was a special year for Russia. On February 7, the 22nd Olympic Games in Sochi were opened, which ended more than happily for our country. After the victory, it was decided to make February 7 Winter Sports Day.

In politics, several events have gone down in history: Aura Chinchilla won the elections in Costa Rica, Viktor Yanukovych ousted Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine, and the President of the Maldives resigned.

February 7th in history


There are different beliefs among the people. It is believed that what the weather will be on this day, more precisely, from lunch to evening, then this will be established until the end of winter. February 7 was called Grigoriev's day. Basically, folk signs came true. Also, starting from this date, one could hear the first drops from the roofs. However, now this sign is not entirely true, since the climate of Russia and other countries is constantly changing, and there may not be February drops.

Despite the fact that it is only 2015, so many interesting things have already happened on a memorable day - February 7th. What lies ahead, and what dates will go down in history? Who knows…

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