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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1113Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
- 1804The Serbian revolution begins.
- 1946ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
- 1965A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 1972New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1976The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
- 1989Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
- 1991The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
- 2000Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
- 2001First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1856Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
- 1882John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
- 1907Jean Langlais, French composer and organist (d. 1991)
- 1935Susan Brownmiller, American feminist writer
- 1949Ken Anderson, American football player
- 1969Bryan Williams, American record executive and rapper
- 1973Amy Van Dyken, American swimmer
- 1974Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
- 1979Gordon Shedden, Scottish race car driver
- 1986Valeri Bojinov, Bulgarian footballer
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