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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.

February 2016

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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.
  • 1872
    In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
  • 1913
    King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
  • 1943
    The 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.
  • 1985
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1987
    Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
  • 1988
    The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en-route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1819
    Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
  • 1918
    Leonore Annenberg, American billionaire (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • 1929
    Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1941
    Lim Kit Siang, Democratic Socialist opposition party in Malaysia
  • 1942
    Mitch McConnell, American politician, senior senator of Kentucky
  • 1943
    Antonio Inoki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1947
    Peter Strauss, American actor
  • 1948
    Pierre Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler

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