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Tuesday February 21, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1613
    Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
  • 1804
    The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
  • 1878
    The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1921
    Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
  • 1937
    The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1948
    NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1965
    Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1974
    The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1484
    Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (d. 1535)
  • 1844
    Charles-Marie Widor, French composer (d. 1937)
  • 1942
    Margarethe von Trotta, German actress and film director
  • 1943
    David Geffen, American record producer
  • 1958
    Jack Coleman, American actor
  • 1959
    Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
  • 1967
    Leroy Burrell, American runner
  • 1971
    Randy Blythe, American musician
  • 1973
    Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
  • 1980
    Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver

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