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Sunday February 16, 2020

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.

February 2020
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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)

  • 1742
    Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
  • 1852
    Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
  • 1866
    Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
  • 1923
    Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 2005
    The 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.
  • 2006
    The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1761
    Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
  • 1915
    Elisabeth Eybers, South African poet (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1939
    Czesław Niemen, Polish singer-songwriter and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1953
    Lanny McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1958
    Herb Williams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960
    Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
  • 1962
    John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
  • 1974
    Luis Figueroa, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1981
    Qyntel Woods, American basketball player

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