February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2016 was the 46th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1835The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
- 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.
- 1961New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
- 1972José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
- 1979Don Dunstan resigns as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.
- 1982The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
- 1999Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.
- 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?
- 1882John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
- 1890Robert Ley, Nazi official (d. 1945)
- 1914Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
- 1918Hank Locklin, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
- 1934Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
- 1947John Coolidge Adams, American composer
- 1969Josh Marshall, American journalist
- 1971Ray Sefo, New Zealand kickboxer
- 1978Tuan Le, American poker player
- 1987Jarrod Sammut, Australian rugby league player
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