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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.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2016

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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.
  • 1933
    In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
  • 1972
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1976
    The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
  • 1982
    The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
  • 1996
    At 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.
  • 1999
    Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.
  • 2000
    Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • 2001
    First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
  • 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?

  • 1820
    Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist (d. 1906)
  • 1921
    Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1944
    Mick Avory, British drummer (The Kinks)
  • 1948
    Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • 1964
    Leland D. Melvin, NASA astronaut
  • 1971
    Renée O'Connor, American actress and director
  • 1973
    Kateřina Neumannová, Czech cross country skier
  • 1976
    Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)
  • 1984
    Doda, Polish singer (Virgin)
  • 1987
    Jarrod Sammut, Australian rugby league player

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