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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)

  • 1804
    Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1831
    Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
  • 1879
    The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
  • 1943
    World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
  • 1944
    World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1956
    The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin’s crimes in a secret speech.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    2011 Bahraini uprising The 2011 Bahraini uprising, sometimes called the February 14 Revolution is a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance, in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain

Who were born on February 14?

  • 1701
    Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
  • 1884
    Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1921
    Hugh Downs, American television host
  • 1931
    Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1936
    Andrew Prine, American actor
  • 1942
    Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • 1961
    Phillip Hamilton, American author
  • 1968
    Jules Asner, American television personality
  • 1979
    Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1989
    Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player

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