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Monday February 20, 2017

February 20: Day of the Week

February 20, 2017 was the 51st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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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)

  • 1472
    Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
  • 1547
    Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1792
    The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
  • 1873
    The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
  • 1901
    The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
  • 1920
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1931
    The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
  • 1943
    American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
  • 1952
    Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
  • 1989
    An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1880
    Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1927
    Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Robert Huber, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945
    Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1950
    Walter Becker, American guitarist (Steely Dan)
  • 1954
    Jon Brant, American musician (Cheap Trick)
  • 1963
    Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
  • 1971
    Jari Litmanen, Finnish footballer
  • 1981
    Tony Hibbert, English footballer
  • 1985
    Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player

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