February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2019 was the 47th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1852Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
- 1923New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1959Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
- 1961The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
- 1983The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
- 1991Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
- 1998China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and six more on the ground.
- 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.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1727Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)
- 1901Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)
- 1921Araucaria, British crossword compiler
- 1961Eric Red, American screenwriter and director
- 1968Warren Ellis, British comic writer
- 1969David Heath, American professional wrestler
- 1969Holly Aird, English actress
- 1977Ahman Green, American football player
- 1987Theresa Goh, Singaporean paralympic swimmer
- 1991Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
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