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Sunday February 15, 2015

February 15: Day of the Week

February 15, 2015 was the 46th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2015

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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.
  • 1906
    The British Labour Party is organised.
  • 1933
    In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
  • 1942
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1970
    A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1907
    Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1930
    Nico Minardos, American actor
  • 1944
    Mick Avory, British drummer (The Kinks)
  • 1947
    John Coolidge Adams, American composer
  • 1948
    Tino Insana, American voice actor
  • 1957
    Gul Mohammed, shortest mature human ever, at 22.5 in. (d. 1997)
  • 1960
    Mikey Craig, British musician (Culture Club)
  • 1964
    Chris Farley, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
  • 1979
    Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1986
    Gabriel Paletta, Argentine footballer

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