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Saturday February 20, 2016

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1798
    Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
  • 1813
    Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
  • 1873
    The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
  • 1877
    Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
  • 1942
    Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
  • 1944
    World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
  • 1985
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1989
    An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1745
    Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)
  • 1802
    Charles de Bériot, Belgian violinist (d. 1870)
  • 1839
    Benjamin Waugh, social reformer; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)
  • 1913
    Tommy Henrich, American baseball player (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    Robert Huber, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947
    Peter Strauss, American actor
  • 1953
    Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
  • 1969
    Tommy Vardell, American football player
  • 1973
    Kimberley Davies, Australian actress
  • 1975
    Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player

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