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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 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.

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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)

  • 1547
    Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
  • 1873
    The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
  • 1877
    The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
  • 1909
    Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
  • 1944
    World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1919
    James O'Meara, British Battle of Britain Spitfire Flying Ace (d. 1974)
  • 1942
    Phil Esposito, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1947
    Peter Strauss, American actor
  • 1948
    Pierre Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949
    Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
  • 1968
    Ted Hankey, English darts player
  • 1972
    Brent Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Kimberley Davies, Australian actress
  • 1978
    Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
  • 1985
    Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player

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