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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1779
    James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
  • 1835
    The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1843
    The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
  • 1855
    Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
  • 1934
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1943
    World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
  • 1946
    The Bank of England is nationalized.
  • 1949
    The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
  • 1961
    Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
  • 1983
    United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.

Who were born on February 14?

  • 1800
    Emory Washburn, American politician and 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
  • 1824
    Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War general (d. 1886)
  • 1859
    George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., American engineer and inventor (d. 1896)
  • 1903
    Stuart Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1916
    Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    Neil Davis, Australian cameraman (d. 1985)
  • 1971
    Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
  • 1985
    Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-born British actress and model
  • 1986
    Gao Lin, Chinese footballer
  • 1989
    Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer

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