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Wednesday February 15, 2017

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 590
    Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
  • 1493
    While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
  • 1879
    Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1952
    King George VI is buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
  • 1961
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1971
    The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 1991
    The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
  • 1994
    Standard of the President of Russia is established.
  • 1996
    At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
  • 2001
    First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1835
    Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)
  • 1845
    Elihu Root, American statesman, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1914
    Kevin McCarthy, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1929
    James Schlesinger, American politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense, 9th Director of Central Intelligence, and 1st Secretary of Energy
  • 1947
    Marisa Berenson, American actress
  • 1949
    Ken Anderson, American football player
  • 1957
    Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • 1974
    Tomi Putaansuu, Finnish singer (Lordi)
  • 1976
    Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
  • 1983
    Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player

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