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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.

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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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, 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.
  • 1971
    The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 1972
    José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
  • 1972
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1994
    Standard of the President of Russia is established.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1835
    Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)
  • 1873
    Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1964)
  • 1893
    Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (d. 1947)
  • 1899
    Gale Sondergaard, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1910
    Irena Sendler, Polish social worker (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1934
    Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1969
    Bryan Williams, American record executive and rapper
  • 1974
    Tomi Putaansuu, Finnish singer (Lordi)
  • 1978
    Tuan Le, American poker player

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