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Thursday February 16, 2017

February 16: Day of the Week

February 16, 2017 is the 47th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1249
    Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1804
    First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
  • 1852
    Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
  • 1918
    The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
  • 1923
    Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • 1983
    The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
  • 1985
    Hezbollah is founded.
  • 1999
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 2005
    The 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.
  • 2006
    The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1881
    Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (d. 1931)
  • 1927
    June Brown, British actress
  • 1929
    Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1932
    Otis Blackwell, American songwriter and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1934
    Harold ‘Hal’Kalin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Kim Jong-il, North Korean leader (d. 2011)
  • 1945
    Jeremy Bulloch, English actor
  • 1962
    John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
  • 1977
    Ian Clarke, Irish computer programmer
  • 1984
    Ous Mellouli, Tunisian swimmer

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