February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2017 was the 51st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1472Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
- 1877The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
- 1913King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
- 1931The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
- 1944World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
- 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.
- 1998American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1943Mike Leigh, British film director
- 1956Rick Green, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1966Cindy Crawford, American model
- 1967Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)
- 1969Danis Tanovic, Bosnian film director and screenwriter
- 1971Jari Litmanen, Finnish footballer
- 1978Jay Hernandez, American actor
- 1978Julia Jentsch, German actress
- 1980Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
- 1989Iga Wyrwal, Polish glamour model
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