February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2016 was the 51st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1547Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
- 1873The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
- 1877The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
- 1909Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
- 1933Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
- 1944World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1987Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
- 2003During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1919James O'Meara, British Battle of Britain Spitfire Flying Ace (d. 1974)
- 1942Phil Esposito, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1947Peter Strauss, American actor
- 1948Pierre Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1949Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
- 1968Ted Hankey, English darts player
- 1972Brent Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1973Kimberley Davies, Australian actress
- 1978Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
- 1985Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
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