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)
- 1613Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
- 1804The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
- 1862American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
- 1878The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
- 1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
- 1937The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
- 1948NASCAR is incorporated.
- 1965Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
- 1970Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
- 1974The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1484Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (d. 1535)
- 1844Charles-Marie Widor, French composer (d. 1937)
- 1942Margarethe von Trotta, German actress and film director
- 1943David Geffen, American record producer
- 1958Jack Coleman, American actor
- 1959Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
- 1967Leroy Burrell, American runner
- 1971Randy Blythe, American musician
- 1973Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
- 1980Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
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