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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)

  • 1440
    The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1918
    The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1925
    The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1937
    Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1972
    President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1836
    Léo Delibes, French composer (d. 1891)
  • 1937
    Gary Lockwood, American actor
  • 1940
    Peter Gethin, British racing driver
  • 1945
    Paul Newton, British musician
  • 1973
    Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
  • 1984
    David Odonkor, German footballer
  • 1984
    Karina, Japanese model and actress
  • 1984
    Marco Paoloni, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Jarrod Atkinson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1988
    Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower

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