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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)

  • 362
    Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
  • 1613
    Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1874
    The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1918
    The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1921
    Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
  • 1952
    The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
  • 1958
    The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1703
    Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
  • 1723
    Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
  • 1801
    John Henry Newman, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1890)
  • 1893
    Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
  • 1935
    Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
  • 1961
    Martha Hackett, American actress
  • 1972
    Seo Taiji, Korean musician
  • 1978
    Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress
  • 1981
    Jun Kaname, Japanese actor
  • 1988
    Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower

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