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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 1742
    Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
  • 1904
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1957
    The “Toddlers’ Truce”, a controversial television close down between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • 1959
    Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
  • 1960
    The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 1978
    The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
  • 1985
    Hezbollah is founded.
  • 1987
    The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
  • 1999
    In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1620
    Frederick William, Duke of Prussia (d. 1688)
  • 1643
    John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
  • 1845
    George Kennan, American explorer (d. 1924)
  • 1878
    Pamela Colman Smith, British writer and occultist (d. 1951)
  • 1896
    Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (d. 2010)
  • 1909
    Hugh Beaumont, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1920
    Anna Mae Hays, American army general
  • 1921
    Jean Behra, French race car driver (d. 1959)
  • 1964
    Bebeto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977
    Ahman Green, American football player

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