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Sunday February 21, 2016

February 21: Day of the Week

February 21, 2016 was the 52nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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 21: This Day in History

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

February 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1878
    The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1937
    Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1952
    The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
  • 1965
    Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1972
    President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1860
    Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
  • 1893
    Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
  • 1942
    Margarethe von Trotta, German actress and film director
  • 1947
    Johnny Echols, American musician
  • 1958
    Jack Coleman, American actor
  • 1961
    Christopher Atkins, American actor
  • 1977
    Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
  • 1983
    Braylon Edwards, American football player
  • 1986
    Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  • 1990
    Mattias Tedenby, Swedish ice hockey player

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