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Saturday February 16, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1862
    American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • 1904
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1923
    Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
  • 1960
    The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 1961
    The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
  • 1978
    The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
  • 1983
    The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
  • 1985
    Hezbollah is founded.
  • 1999
    In 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?

  • 1922
    Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, German night fighter pilot (d. 1950)
  • 1932
    Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1934
    August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (d. 2009)
  • 1950
    Peter Hain, British politician
  • 1950
    Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (d. 2002)
  • 1953
    George Martin, English footballer
  • 1964
    Christopher Eccleston, English actor
  • 1974
    Fanis Katergiannakis, Greek footballer
  • 1975
    Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver
  • 1987
    Hasheem Thabeet, American basketball player

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