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Wednesday February 15, 2017

February 15: Day of the Week

February 15, 2017 is the 46th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1898
    Spanish-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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
  • 1954
    Canada 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.
  • 1961
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1970
    A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
  • 1971
    The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 1976
    The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
  • 1979
    Don Dunstan resigns as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.
  • 1994
    Standard of the President of Russia is established.
  • 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?

  • 1620
    François Charpentier, French archaeologist (d. 1702)
  • 1891
    Dino Borgioli, Italian lyric tenor (d. 1960)
  • 1899
    Gale Sondergaard, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1905
    Harold Arlen, American composer (d. 1986)
  • 1935
    Susan Brownmiller, American feminist writer
  • 1947
    Rusty Hamer, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1954
    Matt Groening, American cartoonist
  • 1957
    Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
  • 1964
    Leland D. Melvin, NASA astronaut
  • 1982
    Shameka Christon, American basketball player

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