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.
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)
- 1848Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
- 1885The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- 1913Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
- 1937Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
- 1945World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
- 1947In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
- 1948NASCAR is incorporated.
- 1970Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
- 1972The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
- 1973Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1556Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (d. 1615)
- 1791Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (d. 1857)
- 1865John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
- 1947Olympia Snowe, American politician
- 1954Mike Pickering, English disc jockey and musician
- 1959Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
- 1977Kevin Rose, American television host and Internet entrepreneur
- 1984Marco Paoloni, Italian footballer
- 1985Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player
- 1989Corbin Bleu, American actor and singer
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