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Saturday February 21, 2015

February 21: Day of the Week

February 21, 2015 was the 52nd day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 313 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.

February 2015

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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 21: This Day in History

In addition, it’s the first day of the astronomical winter.

February 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1842
    John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1918
    The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1919
    Kurt Eisner, German socialist, is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
  • 1925
    The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1937
    The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
  • 1958
    The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
  • 1974
    The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1867
    Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire (d. 1934)
  • 1914
    Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish fighter pilot (d. 1999)
  • 1927
    Erma Bombeck, American humorist (d. 1996)
  • 1945
    Paul Newton, British musician
  • 1947
    Olympia Snowe, American politician
  • 1951
    Wolfgang Frank, German footballer
  • 1973
    Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
  • 1975
    Troy Slaten, American actor
  • 1984
    Andrew Ellis, New Zealand All Black rugby union player
  • 1985
    Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player

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