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)
- 1339The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
- 1835Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
- 1877Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
- 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.
- 1920New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1943The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.
- 1944World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
- 1987Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
- 1988The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1867Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
- 1919James O'Meara, British Battle of Britain Spitfire Flying Ace (d. 1974)
- 1951Randy California, American guitarist (Spirit) (d. 1997)
- 1954Anthony Head, English actor
- 1973Kimberley Davies, Australian actress
- 1977Stephon Marbury, American basketball player
- 1977T.J. Slaughter, American football player
- 1981Tony Hibbert, English footballer
- 1984Gilles Pagnon, French-German rugby player
- 1988Jiah Khan, Indian actress
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