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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 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.

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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.
  • 1113
    Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
  • 1637
    Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1835
    The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
  • 1965
    A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
  • 1972
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1972
    Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
  • 1976
    The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
  • 1982
    The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
  • 1989
    Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1471
    Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
  • 1620
    François Charpentier, French archaeologist (d. 1702)
  • 1891
    Dino Borgioli, Italian lyric tenor (d. 1960)
  • 1898
    Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • 1907
    Jean Langlais, French composer and organist (d. 1991)
  • 1923
    Yelena Bonner, Russian human rights activist, widow of Andrei Sakharov
  • 1951
    Melissa Manchester, American singer
  • 1958
    Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • 1960
    Mikey Craig, British musician (Culture Club)
  • 1981
    Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K)

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