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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 362
    Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
  • 1874
    The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1913
    Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
  • 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?

  • 1929
    James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
  • 1949
    Jerry Harrison, American musician
  • 1959
    José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • 1964
    Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)
  • 1969
    Tony Meola, American footballer
  • 1972
    Seo Taiji, Korean musician
  • 1977
    Owen King, American writer and journalist
  • 1980
    Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Andre Barrett, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Chantal Claret, American musician

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