February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2016 is the 51st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces 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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1339The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
- 1472Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
- 1792The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
- 1920New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1965Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
- 1989An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
- 1991A gigantic statue of Albania’s long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
- 2003During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
- 2005Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1934Bobby Unser, American racing driver
- 1943Mike Leigh, British film director
- 1944Willem van Hanegem, Dutch footballer and coach
- 1948Jennifer O'Neill, Brazilian-born actress
- 1949Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
- 1964French Stewart, American actor
- 1967Andrew Shue, American television actor
- 1980Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
- 1982Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
- 1983Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
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