February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2017 was the 46th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1637Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1835The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
- 1879Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
- 1906The British Labour Party is organised.
- 1944World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
- 1961New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1965A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 1970A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
- 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1710King Louis XV of France (d. 1774)
- 1874Sir Ernest Shackleton, Irish Antarctic explorer (d. 1922)
- 1891Dino Borgioli, Italian lyric tenor (d. 1960)
- 1908Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
- 1935Susan Brownmiller, American feminist writer
- 1949Ken Anderson, American football player
- 1950Hark Tsui, Hong Kong film director
- 1969Josh Marshall, American journalist
- 1982Alex Nodari, Italian footballer
- 1988Tim Mannah, Australian rugby league player
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