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.
- 1862American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
- 1906The British Labour Party is organised.
- 1952King George VI is buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
- 1965A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 1972New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1976The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
- 1982The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
- 1996At 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.
- 2000Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1812Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)
- 1849Sir Rickman Godlee, English surgeon (d. 1925)
- 1895Earl Thompson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
- 1909Guillermo Gorostiza Paredes, Spanish footballer (d. 1966)
- 1935Roger Chaffee, astronaut (d. 1967)
- 1955Christopher McDonald, American actor
- 1964Mark Price, American basketball player
- 1978Tuan Le, American poker player
- 1982Alex Nodari, Italian footballer
- 1988Jarryd Hayne, Australian rugby league player
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