February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2017 was the 46th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 590Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
- 1113Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
- 1637Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1835The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
- 1965A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 1972New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
- 1976The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
- 1982The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
- 1989Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1471Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
- 1620François Charpentier, French archaeologist (d. 1702)
- 1891Dino Borgioli, Italian lyric tenor (d. 1960)
- 1898Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
- 1907Jean Langlais, French composer and organist (d. 1991)
- 1923Yelena Bonner, Russian human rights activist, widow of Andrei Sakharov
- 1951Melissa Manchester, American singer
- 1958Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
- 1960Mikey Craig, British musician (Culture Club)
- 1981Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K)
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