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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1872In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
- 1913King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
- 1943The 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.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1987Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
- 1988The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
- 2005Spain 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.
- 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?
- 1819Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
- 1918Leonore Annenberg, American billionaire (d. 2009)
- 1920Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
- 1929Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
- 1941Lim Kit Siang, Democratic Socialist opposition party in Malaysia
- 1942Mitch McConnell, American politician, senior senator of Kentucky
- 1943Antonio Inoki, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1947Peter Strauss, American actor
- 1948Pierre Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
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