February 14: Day of the Week
February 14, 2020 is the 45th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 321 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius 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.
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February 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1843The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
- 1876Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
- 1879The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
- 1900Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
- 1944World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
- 1946The Bank of England is nationalized.
- 1961Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
- 1989Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.
- 199092 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
- 2010New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1701Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
- 1812Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
- 1913Mel Allen, American sports reporter (d. 1996)
- 1913Woody Hayes, American college football coach (d. 1987)
- 1916Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. 2010)
- 1943Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
- 1943Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
- 1948Pat O'Brien, American sportscaster and television host
- 1978Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
- 1983Rocky Elsom, Australian rugby player
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