7 February is the 38th day of the year. There are 327 days remaining (328 in leap years) until the end of the year.
- 1812: Charles Dickens, the Muggle author of David Copperfield, is born.
- 1994: Neville Longbottom receives a Howler from his grandmother for writing down all the Gryffindor Tower passwords, thus allowing Sirius Black a way inside.
- 1999: An enquiry is launched at the Improper Use of Magic Office, concerning the mysterious disappearance of a Muggle 'tube train' on the evening of the previous Friday. Rufus Fudge, who did it as a bet, is suspended from his work in the Office.
- 1999: Barnabus Blenkinsop dies; all that is found in his bed is a tin of anchovies.