February 21: Day of the Week
February 21, 2017 was the 52nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1440The Prussian Confederation is formed.
- 1885The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- 1918The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- 1925The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
- 1937Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
- 1970Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
- 1972President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
- 1972The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
- 1974The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
- 1995Steve 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?
- 1836Léo Delibes, French composer (d. 1891)
- 1937Gary Lockwood, American actor
- 1940Peter Gethin, British racing driver
- 1945Paul Newton, British musician
- 1973Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
- 1984David Odonkor, German footballer
- 1984Karina, Japanese model and actress
- 1984Marco Paoloni, Italian footballer
- 1985Jarrod Atkinson, Australian rules footballer
- 1988Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
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