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Thursday February 16, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1862
    American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • 1936
    Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
  • 1937
    Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
  • 1943
    World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov.
  • 1959
    Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
  • 1962
    Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
  • 1980
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1983
    The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
  • 1998
    China 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.
  • 2006
    The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1643
    John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
  • 1880
    Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1896
    Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (d. 2010)
  • 1903
    Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist (d. 1978)
  • 1925
    Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1952
    Barry Foote, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
  • 1981
    Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Agyness Deyn, British model

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