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.
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)
- 362Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
- 1440The Prussian Confederation is formed.
- 1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
- 1925The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
- 1937The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
- 1947In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
- 1958The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
- 1972President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
- 1974The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
- 2004The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1705Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
- 1900Madeleine Renaud, French theater actress (d. 1994)
- 1913Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
- 1945Walter Momper, German politician
- 1946Anthony Daniels, British actor
- 1954Ivo Van Damme, Belgian athlete (d. 1976)
- 1959Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
- 1973Jacob M. Appel, American bioethicist
- 1983Mélanie Laurent, French actress and director
- 1989Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress
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