February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2020 was the 46th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 590Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
- 1637Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1764The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
- 1944World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
- 1949Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
- 1979Don Dunstan resigns as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.
- 1989Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
- 1991New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1996At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
- 2000Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1571Michael Praetorius, German composer (d. 1621)
- 1739Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
- 1856Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
- 1953Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)
- 1956Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
- 1967Craig Simpson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1967Jane Child, Canadian musician
- 1968Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete
- 1969Bryan Williams, American record executive and rapper
- 1981Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K)
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