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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)

  • 1440
    The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1919
    Kurt Eisner, German socialist, is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
  • 1925
    The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1952
    “ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
  • 1952
    The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
  • 1965
    Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
  • 1972
    The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1703
    Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
  • 1705
    Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
  • 1821
    Charles Scribner I, American publisher (d. 1871)
  • 1925
    Sam Peckinpah, American director (d. 1984)
  • 1935
    Mark McManus, Scottish actor (d. 1994)
  • 1969
    James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
  • 1975
    Wish Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1978
    Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress
  • 1984
    David Odonkor, German footballer
  • 1985
    Jarrod Atkinson, Australian rules footballer

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