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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
- 1877Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
- 1901The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
- 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.
- 1942Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
- 1959The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
- 1962Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1880Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
- 1893Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
- 1907Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1914John Daly, South African–born broadcaster (d. 2001)
- 1927Sidney Poitier, American actor
- 1944Willem van Hanegem, Dutch footballer and coach
- 1951Randy California, American guitarist (Spirit) (d. 1997)
- 1974Ophelie Winter, French actress
- 1977T.J. Slaughter, American football player
- 1978Lauren Ambrose, American actress
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