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Sunday February 21, 2016

February 21: Day of the Week

February 21, 2016 is the 52nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1543
    Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1925
    The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1952
    The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1910
    Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • 1934
    Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    Alan Rickman, English actor
  • 1973
    Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
  • 1976
    Ryan Smyth, Canadian hockey player
  • 1983
    Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1984
    David Odonkor, German footballer
  • 1985
    Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
  • 1985
    Jarrod Atkinson, Australian rules footballer
  • 2001
    Isabella Acres, American actress

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