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.
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.
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February 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1014Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1076Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1779James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
- 1855Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
- 1912Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
- 1912In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
- 1934New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1945World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.
- 1949The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
- 1998An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil drops a lit cigarette, creating a massive explosion which kills 120.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1884Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
- 1890Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
- 1916Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
- 1916Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
- 1957Alan Hunter, American TV personality
- 1964Zach Galligan, American actor
- 1969Adriana Behar, Brazilian beach volleyball player
- 1974Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
- 1975Scott Owen, Australian musician (The Living End)
- 1977Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
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