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)
- 1874The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
- 1919Kurt Eisner, German socialist, is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
- 1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
- 1945World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
- 1952“ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
- 1952The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
- 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.
- 1973Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
- 1975Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1821Charles Scribner I, American publisher (d. 1871)
- 1875Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian and longest-lived human on record (d. 1997)
- 1953William Petersen, American actor
- 1960Laurent Petitguillaume, French radio and television host
- 1962Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
- 1962David Foster Wallace, American writer (d. 2008)
- 1973Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
- 1976Michael McIntyre English Comedian
- 1979Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress
- 1984Karina, Japanese model and actress
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