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Tuesday February 16, 2021

February 16: Day of the Week

February 16, 2021 was the 47th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1249
    Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1918
    The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
  • 1936
    Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
  • 1957
    The “Toddlers’ Truce”, a controversial television close down between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • 1961
    Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
  • 1961
    The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
  • 1980
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1999
    In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
  • 2005
    The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1761
    Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
  • 1786
    Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)
  • 1874
    Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
  • 1881
    Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (d. 1931)
  • 1942
    Richard Williams, father of Venus Williams and Serena Williams
  • 1961
    LaGaylia Frazier, American-Swedish singer
  • 1973
    Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete
  • 1974
    Luis Figueroa, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1974
    Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, American actor
  • 1982
    Lupe Fiasco, American hip hop artist

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