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.
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)
- 1014Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1797French 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.
- 1849In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
- 1920The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1924The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
- 1943World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
- 1953New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1981Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
- 1983United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
- 2005Lebanese 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?
- 1838Margaret E. Knight, American inventor, (d. 1914)
- 1913James Pike, American Episcopal bishop (d. 1969)
- 1916Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
- 1922Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
- 1937Magic Sam, American blues musician (d. 1969)
- 1944Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
- 1973Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
- 1977Darren Bennett, British professional ballroom dancer
- 1980Fátima Leyva, Mexican footballer
- 1989Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
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