February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2018 was the 46th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1113Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
- 1909The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
- 1933In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
- 1944World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
- 1970A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
- 1971The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
- 1972José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
- 1991The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
- 2000Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
- 2037New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1825Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
- 1861Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1947)
- 1929Graham Hill, English race car driver (d. 1975)
- 1940John Hadl, American football player
- 1946Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
- 1971Renée O'Connor, American actress and director
- 1974Tomi Putaansuu, Finnish singer (Lordi)
- 1974Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
- 1981Jenna Morasca, American model
- 1982Shameka Christon, American basketball player
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