February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2017 was the 47th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1804First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
- 1852Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
- 1899Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland’s first football club is founded.
- 1923New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1960The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
- 1985Hezbollah is founded.
- 1986The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
- 1987The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
- 2005The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.
- 2006The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1834Ernst Haeckel, German zoologist and philosopher (d. 1919)
- 1838Henry Adams, American historian and novelist (d. 1918)
- 1878Pamela Colman Smith, British writer and occultist (d. 1951)
- 1906Vera Menchik, British-born Czech chess player (d. 1944)
- 1915Elisabeth Eybers, South African poet (d. 2007)
- 1934Herbert ‘Herbie’Kalin, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1950Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
- 1956Vincent Ward, New Zealand director and screenwriter
- 1973Christian Bassedas, Argentine footballer
- 1982Lupe Fiasco, American hip hop artist
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