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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)

  • 1874
    The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1919
    Kurt Eisner, German socialist, is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
  • 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
    “ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1821
    Charles Scribner I, American publisher (d. 1871)
  • 1875
    Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian and longest-lived human on record (d. 1997)
  • 1953
    William Petersen, American actor
  • 1960
    Laurent Petitguillaume, French radio and television host
  • 1962
    Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
  • 1962
    David Foster Wallace, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1973
    Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
  • 1976
    Michael McIntyre English Comedian
  • 1979
    Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress
  • 1984
    Karina, Japanese model and actress

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