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.
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)
- 1547Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
- 1792The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1835Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
- 1877Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
- 1935Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
- 1965Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1991A gigantic statue of Albania’s long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
- 2009Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en-route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1888Georges Bernanos, French writer (d. 1948)
- 1898Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (d. 1951)
- 1913Tommy Henrich, American baseball player (d. 2009)
- 1925Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader (d. 2005)
- 1925Robert Altman, American film director (d. 2006)
- 1944Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (d. 1999)
- 1946Richard Cocciante, French-Italian singer and songwriter
- 1977Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
- 1978Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
- 1978Lauren Ambrose, American actress
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