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)
- 1862American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
- 1936Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
- 1937Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- 1943World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov.
- 1959Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
- 1962Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
- 1980New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1983The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
- 1998China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and six more on the ground.
- 2006The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1643John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
- 1880Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
- 1896Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (d. 2010)
- 1903Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist (d. 1978)
- 1925Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist (d. 2004)
- 1932Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1952Barry Foote, American baseball player
- 1960Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
- 1981Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
- 1983Agyness Deyn, British model
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