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Wednesday February 16, 2022

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.

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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)

  • 1249
    Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1646
    Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
  • 1918
    The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
  • 1936
    Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
  • 1961
    Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
  • 1962
    Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
  • 1980
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1987
    The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
  • 1999
    In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
  • 2005
    The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1824
    Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • 1826
    Joseph Victor von Scheffel, German poet (d. 1886)
  • 1838
    Henry Adams, American historian and novelist (d. 1918)
  • 1929
    Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1935
    Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)
  • 1938
    John Corigliano, American composer
  • 1953
    Roberta Williams, American video game designer
  • 1958
    Herb Williams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960
    Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
  • 1971
    Amanda Holden, British actress

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