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 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)
- 842Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
- 1876Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
- 1912In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
- 1934New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1942Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
- 1945President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.
- 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.
- 1956The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin’s crimes in a secret speech.
- 2000The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
- 2004In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1828Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
- 1952Nancy Keenan, American reproductive-rights advocate
- 1955Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
- 1958Enrique Mansilla, Argentine racing driver
- 1968Jules Asner, American television personality
- 1971Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
- 1974Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
- 1985Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
- 1986Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
- 1986Oliver Lee, British actor
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