February 14: Day of the Week
February 14, 2020 was the 45th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 321 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1076Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 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.
- 1879The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
- 1912In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
- 1920The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1946The Bank of England is nationalized.
- 1949The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
- 1953New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1979In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1680John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
- 1847Queen Maria Pia of Savoy of Portugal (d. 1911)
- 1884Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor, film director (d. 1947)
- 1904Charles Oatley, British electrical engineer (d. 1996)
- 1904Hertta Kuusinen, Finnish communist (d. 1974)
- 1913James Pike, American Episcopal bishop (d. 1969)
- 1960Jim Kelly, American football player
- 1975Malik Zidi, French actor
- 1978Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
- 1980Josh Senter, American screenwriter
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