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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1440
    The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1921
    Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
  • 1925
    The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
  • 1948
    NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1952
    “ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1995
    Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
  • 2004
    The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1878
    Mirra Alfassa, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
  • 1914
    Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish fighter pilot (d. 1999)
  • 1927
    Pierre Mercure, French-Canadian musician and composer (d. 1966)
  • 1949
    Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
  • 1959
    Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
  • 1959
    José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • 1964
    Mark and Scott Kelly, American astronauts and identical twin brothers
  • 1969
    Eric Wilson, American musician
  • 1989
    Corbin Bleu, American actor and singer
  • 2001
    Isabella Acres, American actress

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