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Saturday February 15, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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)

  • 1113
    Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
  • 1879
    Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1898
    Spanish-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.
  • 1942
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1954
    Canada 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.
  • 1961
    Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
  • 1979
    Don Dunstan resigns as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.
  • 1989
    Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
  • 1996
    At 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.
  • 2003
    Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1792
    Floride Calhoun, Second Lady of the United States (d. 1866)
  • 1847
    Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer (d. 1927)
  • 1920
    Endicott Peabody, American politician and 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Nico Minardos, American actor
  • 1940
    John Hadl, American football player
  • 1945
    John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
  • 1947
    Rusty Hamer, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1951
    Melissa Manchester, American singer
  • 1971
    Alex Borstein, American actress
  • 1974
    Miranda July, American performance artist

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