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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1245
    Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
  • 1440
    The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1913
    Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
  • 1952
    “ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1903
    Anaïs Nin, French diarist (d. 1977)
  • 1933
    Nina Simone, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1937
    Gary Lockwood, American actor
  • 1952
    Jeffrey Shaara, American novelist
  • 1958
    Alan Trammell, baseball player and manager
  • 1958
    Jack Coleman, American actor
  • 1958
    Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
  • 1964
    Mark and Scott Kelly, American astronauts and identical twin brothers
  • 1978
    Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress
  • 1989
    Josh Walker, English footballer

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