February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2021 is the 46th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1862American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
- 1942New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1946ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
- 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.
- 1954Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.
- 1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
- 1971The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
- 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
- 1994Standard of the President of Russia is established.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1564Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist (d. 1642)
- 1812Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)
- 1856Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
- 1899Gale Sondergaard, American actress (d. 1985)
- 1905Harold Arlen, American composer (d. 1986)
- 1907Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1910Irena Sendler, Polish social worker (d. 2008)
- 1913Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
- 1931Claire Bloom, British actress
- 1975Brendon Small, American comedian and animator
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