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Tuesday February 21, 2017

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.

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February 21: This Day in History

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

February 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1937
    The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1958
    The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
  • 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
    The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
  • 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?

  • 1675
    Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)
  • 1817
    Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish dramatist (d. 1893)
  • 1893
    Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
  • 1903
    Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (d. 1976)
  • 1909
    Hans Erni, Swiss painter
  • 1959
    Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
  • 1979
    Carly “Carlito” Colón, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1985
    Bob Burton, American speedcuber

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