February 14: Day of the Week
February 14, 2017 was the 45th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 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.
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)
- 1804Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
- 1849In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
- 1912Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
- 1915New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1929Saint Valentine’s Day massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1945World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
- 1945World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.
- 1946The Bank of England is nationalized.
- 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.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1800Emory Washburn, American politician and 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
- 1884Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
- 1945Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
- 1961Latifa, Tunisian singer
- 1962Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
- 1962Michael Higgs, English actor
- 1962Philippe Sella, French rugby player
- 1962Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
- 1963Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor
- 1974Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
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