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)
- 1862American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
- 1904New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1923Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
- 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.
- 1961The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
- 1978The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
- 1983The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
- 1985Hezbollah is founded.
- 1999In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1922Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, German night fighter pilot (d. 1950)
- 1932Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1934August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (d. 2009)
- 1950Peter Hain, British politician
- 1950Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (d. 2002)
- 1953George Martin, English footballer
- 1964Christopher Eccleston, English actor
- 1974Fanis Katergiannakis, Greek footballer
- 1975Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver
- 1987Hasheem Thabeet, American basketball player
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