February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2023 is the 46th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1879Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 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.
- 1942New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1942World War II: The Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. The Sook Ching massacre begins.
- 1944World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
- 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.
- 1994Standard of the President of Russia is established.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1895Earl Thompson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
- 1918Hank Locklin, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
- 1950Hark Tsui, Hong Kong film director
- 1951Melissa Manchester, American singer
- 1967Kelley Menighan Hensley, American actress
- 1971Renée O'Connor, American actress and director
- 1972Jaromír Jágr, Czech hockey player
- 1979Josh Low, English footballer
- 1979Scott Severin, Scottish footballer
- 1982Shameka Christon, American basketball player
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