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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
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February 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1764The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
- 1804The Serbian revolution begins.
- 1879Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
- 1942New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1954Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.
- 1971The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
- 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
- 1994Standard of the President of Russia is established.
- 2003Protests 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?
- 1812Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)
- 1825Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
- 1856Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
- 1935Susan Brownmiller, American feminist writer
- 1950Hark Tsui, Hong Kong film director
- 1974Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
- 1976Giorgos Karagoutis, Greek basketball player
- 1979Scott Severin, Scottish footballer
- 1981Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K)
- 1988Tim Mannah, Australian rugby league player
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