February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2017 is the 51st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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)
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
- 1810Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1877Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
- 1920New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1933Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
- 1935Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
- 1942Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
- 1943The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
- 1989An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
Who were born on February 20?
- 1745Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)
- 1867Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
- 1880Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
- 1919James O'Meara, British Battle of Britain Spitfire Flying Ace (d. 1974)
- 1929Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
- 1936Larry Hovis, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1937Roger Penske, American racing driver, race team owner and entrepreneur
- 1947André van Duin, Dutch comedian
- 1953Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
- 1973Kimberley Davies, Australian actress
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.