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Tuesday February 14, 2017

February 14: Day of the Week

February 14, 2017 was the 45th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

February 14 Historical Event(s)

  • 1556
    Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
  • 1849
    In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
  • 1942
    Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
  • 1943
    World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
  • 1966
    Australian currency is decimalised.
  • 1979
    In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
  • 1983
    United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
  • 1990
    92 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
  • 2010
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 14?

  • 1766
    Thomas Robert Malthus, English demographer and political economist (d. 1834)
  • 1819
    Christopher Sholes, American inventor (d. 1890)
  • 1921
    Hazel McCallion, Canadian politician and 3rd mayor of Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1944
    Carl Bernstein, American journalist
  • 1955
    Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
  • 1967
    Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1985
    John Prats, Filipino Actor and Dancer
  • 1986
    Tiffany Thornton, American actress
  • 1989
    Emma Miskew, Canadian curler
  • 1994
    Paul Butcher, Jr., American actor

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