February 14: Day of the Week
February 14, 2018 was the 45th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1778The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
- 1804Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
- 1843The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
- 1855Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
- 1859Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
- 1943World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
- 1945World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
- 1998An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil drops a lit cigarette, creating a massive explosion which kills 120.
- 2005Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon Rafik Hariri is killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.
- 2010New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1818Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
- 1819Christopher Sholes, American inventor (d. 1890)
- 1913James Pike, American Episcopal bishop (d. 1969)
- 1939Eugene Fama, American economist
- 1958Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
- 1962Philippe Sella, French rugby player
- 1971Gheorghe Muresan, Romanian basketball player
- 1986Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
- 1988Asia Nitollano, American dancer and reality show contestant
- 1989Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
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