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)
- 362Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
- 1613Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
- 1848Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
- 1874The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
- 1918The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- 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.
- 1952The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
- 1958The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
- 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?
- 1703Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
- 1723Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
- 1801John Henry Newman, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1890)
- 1893Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
- 1935Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
- 1961Martha Hackett, American actress
- 1972Seo Taiji, Korean musician
- 1978Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress
- 1981Jun Kaname, Japanese actor
- 1988Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
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