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7 February. Holidays and historical events on this day

According to the Gregorian calendar February 7 is 38 day of the year. In the whole history there have been a lot of memorable events on this date. This is exactly what this article will be devoted to.

Winter Sports Day

For the first time in 2015, there will be a February 7 holiday of winter sports. Athletes from all over the world are engaged in figure skating, skiing, snowboarding, and Russian - is no exception. Thanks to the skill and constant training our country has a huge number of prize places in competitions. The date was not chosen by chance. On the initiative of the President of the Olympic Games on February 7 it was decided to make a holiday, since it was at this time that the Olympic Games were opened in Sochi. Exactly one year has passed since that date.

The purpose of approval of the holiday was primarily the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Of course, the Day of Winter Sports is a tribute to the athletes who participated in the Olympic Games in Sochi. To celebrate this holiday is planned traditionally, opening competitions "Ski Track of Russia". In all cities there will be competitions in hockey, figure skating and speed skating.

Holiday of the 19th day of Mulk

In the Baha'i community, this day marked 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. In the communities, councils are held, where stories that raise the soul are told, music can also be played there.

February 7 in other countries

Abroad this day is also memorable, but for different reasons. For example, in Grenada on February 7 - a holiday of national importance. It's about Independence Day. In the Republic of Tatarstan on February 7 celebrate such a memorable date as the Day of Emblem. In Ireland at this time celebrate a church holiday. St. Matt's Day is a memorable date for many Irish people. In Japan, in February, celebrate the day of the northern lights.

Who has the name day on this day?

The names of February 7 mark both Orthodox and Catholics. The latter include Pitt, Collet, Eugene, Crysolius.

On February 7, the orthodox namesday has Boris, Alexander, Anatoly, Vitaly, Grigory, Dmitry, Peter, Vladimir, and others.

Who was born on February 7?

Many famous personalities appeared on this day. For example, born on February 7 - writers Thomas More, Charles Dickens, Sinclair Lewis, Paul Nisan, Doris Gerke, composers Richard Jeanne, Quincy Porter, Dieter Bohlen, Alexei Mogilevsky. On this day many legendary scientists and scientists - academician Theodyl Ribot, psychiatrist Alfred Adler, biophysicist Alexander Chizhevsky, physiologist Ulf he Euler, engineer Wan-An, aircraft designer Oleg Antonov were born . February 7 is the birthday of the Russian Empress Anna Ioanovna, the philosopher Pyotr Struve, the artist Vladimir Makovsky, the cosmonaut Konstantin Feoktistov. On this day celebrate their birthdays singer Anita Tsoy and actor Ashton Kutcher.

Religious holidays

On February 7, the Russian Orthodox Church pays tribute to the memory of the icon of the Mother of God, Reverend Mara of Omir and Poplia of Syria, the martyrs Stefan and Boris, Basil Bishop of Priluksk, Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia, etc. Catholics celebrate religious holidays in memory of Saint Collet, Pope Pius 19, Blessed Eugenia Smith And St. Cresolius.

Events before the 19th century

February 7 in history - a very significant date. In 1238 the troops of Batu were besieged by the city of Vladimir. Many rulers of states and empires were elevated to the throne on this day, for example, in 457 - Leo the First Makella, in 1301 - Prince of Wales, in 1311 - Johann of Luxembourg, in 1550 - Pope Julius the Third. In 1780 the city of Syktyvkar (the Republic of Komi) was founded. A lot of historical events related to military operations occurred then. In 1783, French and Spanish troops ceased to besiege Gibraltar, a battle was fought in Ethiopia at Debre-Tabor. In 1865, the northerners defeated Hats Rune. All actions took place during the Civil War in the United States. In 1900, February 7, the British liberated Ladysmith during the Second Anglo-Boer War.

In addition to military actions, February remembered the history of some interesting situations and discoveries. For example, on February 7, 1845, Vandal W. Loyd was defeated by the Portland Vase in the British Museum. For the first time in 1847, the Russian Empire was operated by ether anesthesia.

Events of the 20th century

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

In February 1924, diplomatic relations between the USSR and Italy were established. 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, the American astronaut for the first time in history went into open space without communication with the ship. In 1992, the USSR adopted the law "On the Protection of Consumer Rights", which is used by modern residents of Russia. In 1998, the 18th Olympic Games were opened in Japan.

But not only the positive events were remembered on February 7. In 1951 during the Korean War, for political reasons, more than 705 civilians were killed. In 1981, 52 people were killed 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. In Afghanistan, in 1998, due to the strongest earthquake, more than 4.5 thousand people died.

Events of the 21st century

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

In politics, history included several events: Aura Chinchilla won the elections in Costa Rica, Viktor Yanukovych dismissed Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine , and the president of the Maldives resigned.


In the people there are various beliefs. 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, people's 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, as the climate of Russia and other countries is constantly changing, and the February drops may not be.

Despite the fact that the window is only in 2015, there was already so much interesting on a memorable day - February 7. What lies ahead, and what dates will go down in history? Who knows...

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