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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 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)

  • 116
    Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • 1899
    Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland’s first football club is founded.
  • 1904
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1936
    Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
  • 1957
    The “Toddlers’ Truce”, a controversial television close down between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • 1968
    In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
  • 1978
    The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
  • 1983
    The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
  • 1999
    Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1543
    Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
  • 1916
    Bill Doggett, American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist (d. 1996)
  • 1954
    Margaux Hemingway, American actress and model (d. 1996)
  • 1961
    Andy Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran, The Power Station)
  • 1961
    LaGaylia Frazier, American-Swedish singer
  • 1976
    Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
  • 1979
    Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • 1982
    Alemão, Portuguese footballer
  • 1987
    Hasheem Thabeet, American basketball player
  • 1988
    Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer

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