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Tuesday February 21, 2017

February 21: Day of the Week

February 21, 2017 is the 52nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1245
    Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
  • 1613
    Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1913
    Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
  • 1947
    In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1972
    The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
  • 1974
    The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
  • 1995
    Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1865
    John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • 1878
    Mirra Alfassa, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
  • 1885
    Sacha Guitry, Russian dramatist (d. 1957)
  • 1893
    Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
  • 1903
    Anaïs Nin, French diarist (d. 1977)
  • 1915
    Ann Sheridan, American actress (d. 1967)
  • 1936
    Barbara Jordan, American politician (d. 1996)
  • 1945
    Paul Newton, British musician
  • 1964
    Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)
  • 1969
    Eric Wilson, American musician

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