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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1113Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
- 1764The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
- 1804The Serbian revolution begins.
- 1879Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1954Canada 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.
- 1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
- 1970A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
- 1972José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
- 2001First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
- 2037New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1725Abraham Clark, American founding father (d. 1794)
- 1809Cyrus McCormick, American inventor (d. 1884)
- 1840Titu Maiorescu, Romanian Prime Minister (d. 1917)
- 1847Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer (d. 1927)
- 1898Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
- 1911Leonard Woodcock, American labor union official and diplomat (d. 2001)
- 1922John B. Anderson, American politician
- 1937Gregory Mcdonald, American author (d. 2008)
- 1968Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete
- 1975Brendon Small, American comedian and animator
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