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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)

  • 1014
    Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent – John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
  • 1849
    In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
  • 1920
    The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1924
    The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
  • 1943
    World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
  • 1953
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1981
    Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
  • 1983
    United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
  • 2005
    Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon Rafik Hariri is killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.

Who were born on February 14?

  • 1838
    Margaret E. Knight, American inventor, (d. 1914)
  • 1913
    James Pike, American Episcopal bishop (d. 1969)
  • 1916
    Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
  • 1922
    Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
  • 1937
    Magic Sam, American blues musician (d. 1969)
  • 1944
    Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • 1973
    Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
  • 1977
    Darren Bennett, British professional ballroom dancer
  • 1980
    Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
  • 1989
    Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer

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