February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2020 was the 47th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1742Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
- 1852Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
- 1866Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
- 1923Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
- 1957The “Toddlers’ Truce”, a controversial television close down between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
- 1961Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
- 1980New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 2005The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.
- 2006The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1761Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
- 1915Elisabeth Eybers, South African poet (d. 2007)
- 1925Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist (d. 2004)
- 1939Czesław Niemen, Polish singer-songwriter and composer (d. 2004)
- 1953Lanny McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1958Herb Williams, American basketball player and coach
- 1960Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
- 1962John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
- 1974Luis Figueroa, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1981Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
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