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Tuesday February 21, 2017

February 21: Day of the Week

February 21, 2017 is the 52nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 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.
  • 1937
    Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
  • 1947
    In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
  • 1948
    NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1972
    The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1556
    Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (d. 1615)
  • 1791
    Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (d. 1857)
  • 1865
    John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • 1947
    Olympia Snowe, American politician
  • 1954
    Mike Pickering, English disc jockey and musician
  • 1959
    Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
  • 1977
    Kevin Rose, American television host and Internet entrepreneur
  • 1984
    Marco Paoloni, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player
  • 1989
    Corbin Bleu, American actor and singer

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