February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2022 is the 47th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1249Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
- 1646Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
- 1918The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
- 1936Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
- 1961Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
- 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.
- 1987The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
- 1999In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
- 2005The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1824Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
- 1826Joseph Victor von Scheffel, German poet (d. 1886)
- 1838Henry Adams, American historian and novelist (d. 1918)
- 1929Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
- 1935Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)
- 1938John Corigliano, American composer
- 1953Roberta Williams, American video game designer
- 1958Herb Williams, American basketball player and coach
- 1960Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
- 1971Amanda Holden, British actress
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