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Tuesday February 14, 2017

February 14: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1076
    Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1778
    The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
  • 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.
  • 1859
    Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
  • 1919
    The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • 1949
    The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
  • 1953
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1966
    Australian currency is decimalised.
  • 1989
    Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.

Who were born on February 14?

  • 1914
    Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Alexander Kluge, German actor and film director
  • 1944
    Alan Parker, British film director and writer
  • 1944
    Carl Bernstein, American journalist
  • 1944
    Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • 1951
    Kevin Keegan, English footballer
  • 1973
    Tyus Edney, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Darren Bennett, British professional ballroom dancer
  • 1984
    Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
  • 1986
    Tiffany Thornton, American actress

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