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Monday February 15, 2016

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1835
    The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. The Sook Ching massacre begins.
  • 1961
    Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
  • 1970
    A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
  • 1972
    José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
  • 1972
    Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
  • 1991
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1994
    Standard of the President of Russia is established.
  • 1999
    Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1877
    Louis Renault, French automobile executive (d. 1944)
  • 1882
    John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
  • 1908
    Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • 1941
    Brian Holland, American songwriter and producer
  • 1945
    John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
  • 1955
    Christopher McDonald, American actor
  • 1964
    Chris Farley, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
  • 1976
    Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
  • 1980
    Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes)
  • 1980
    Josh Sole, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player

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