February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2019 is the 47th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1866Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
- 1937Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- 1943World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov.
- 1959Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
- 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.
- 1962Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
- 1983The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
- 1991Nicaraguan Contras leader Enrique Bermúdez is assassinated in Managua.
- 1999Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
- 1999New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1497Philipp Melanchthon, German humanist and reformer (d. 1560)
- 1822Sir Francis Galton, English explorer, biologist and statistician (d. 1911)
- 1831Nikolai Leskov, Russian writer (d. 1895)
- 1886Van Wyck Brooks, American historian and critic (d. 1963)
- 1898Katharine Cornell, American actress (d. 1974)
- 1935Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)
- 1979Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer
- 1984Ous Mellouli, Tunisian swimmer
- 1987Hasheem Thabeet, American basketball player
- 1991Sergio Canales, Spanish footballer
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