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Saturday February 20, 2016

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.

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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)

  • 1339
    The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
  • 1472
    Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
  • 1792
    The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
  • 1798
    Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
  • 1920
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1965
    Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
  • 1989
    An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
  • 1991
    A gigantic statue of Albania’s long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
  • 2003
    During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
  • 2005
    Spain 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?

  • 1934
    Bobby Unser, American racing driver
  • 1943
    Mike Leigh, British film director
  • 1944
    Willem van Hanegem, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1948
    Jennifer O'Neill, Brazilian-born actress
  • 1949
    Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
  • 1964
    French Stewart, American actor
  • 1967
    Andrew Shue, American television actor
  • 1980
    Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
  • 1982
    Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player

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