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.
February 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1804Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
- 1831Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
- 1879The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
- 1943World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
- 1944World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
- 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.
- 1956The 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.
- 199092 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
- 2010New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 20112011 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?
- 1701Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
- 1884Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
- 1921Hugh Downs, American television host
- 1931Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
- 1936Andrew Prine, American actor
- 1942Andrew Robinson, American actor
- 1961Phillip Hamilton, American author
- 1968Jules Asner, American television personality
- 1979Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
- 1989Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
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