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.
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)
- 1835Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
- 1901The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
- 1920New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1931The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
- 1933Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
- 1944World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
- 1988The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
- 1989An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
- 1991A gigantic statue of Albania’s long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
- 2010In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1757John ‘Mad Jack’Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
- 1920Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
- 1945Andrew Bergman, American screenwriter and film director
- 1947Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
- 1947Peter Strauss, American actor
- 1949Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
- 1963Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
- 1964French Stewart, American actor
- 1981Chris Thile, American musician
- 1985Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
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