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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1804First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
- 1866Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
- 1923Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
- 1936Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
- 1937Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- 1960The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
- 1962Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
- 1980New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1985Hezbollah is founded.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1032Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
- 1824Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
- 1845George Kennan, American explorer (d. 1924)
- 1866Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (d. 1949)
- 1909Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1998)
- 1934August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (d. 2009)
- 1950Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (d. 2002)
- 1965Dave Lombardo, Cuban-born drummer (Slayer)
- 1967John Valentin, baseball player
- 1987Theresa Goh, Singaporean paralympic swimmer
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