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)
- 1779James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
- 1835The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
- 1843The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
- 1855Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
- 1934New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1943World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
- 1946The Bank of England is nationalized.
- 1949The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
- 1961Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
- 1983United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1800Emory Washburn, American politician and 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
- 1824Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War general (d. 1886)
- 1859George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., American engineer and inventor (d. 1896)
- 1903Stuart Erwin, American actor (d. 1967)
- 1916Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
- 1934Neil Davis, Australian cameraman (d. 1985)
- 1971Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
- 1985Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-born British actress and model
- 1986Gao Lin, Chinese footballer
- 1989Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer
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