February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2022 was the 46th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1764The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
- 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.
- 1909The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
- 1946ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
- 1952King George VI is buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
- 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.
- 1991New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1991The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
- 2001First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1841Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
- 1895Earl Thompson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
- 1934Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
- 1944Mick Avory, British drummer (The Kinks)
- 1945John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
- 1946Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
- 1948Ron Cey, American baseball player
- 1959Brian Propp, Canadian hockey player
- 1974Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver
- 1979Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
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