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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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.
  • 1933
    The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States.
  • 1943
    The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.
  • 1943
    American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1844
    Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909)
  • 1901
    Muhammad Naguib, President of Egypt (d. 1984)
  • 1914
    John Daly, South African–born broadcaster (d. 2001)
  • 1945
    Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1947
    Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
  • 1957
    Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1972
    K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • 1974
    Ophelie Winter, French actress
  • 1976
    Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1982
    Jason Hirsh, American baseball player

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