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Wednesday February 15, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1637
    Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1835
    The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    The British Labour Party is organised.
  • 1944
    World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
  • 1961
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1965
    A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
  • 1970
    A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
  • 1972
    Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1710
    King Louis XV of France (d. 1774)
  • 1874
    Sir Ernest Shackleton, Irish Antarctic explorer (d. 1922)
  • 1891
    Dino Borgioli, Italian lyric tenor (d. 1960)
  • 1908
    Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • 1935
    Susan Brownmiller, American feminist writer
  • 1949
    Ken Anderson, American football player
  • 1950
    Hark Tsui, Hong Kong film director
  • 1969
    Josh Marshall, American journalist
  • 1982
    Alex Nodari, Italian footballer
  • 1988
    Tim Mannah, Australian rugby league player

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