February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2020 is the 47th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1249Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
- 1646Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
- 1923Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
- 1937Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- 1945World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
- 1968In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
- 1980New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1986The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov runs aground in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
- 1999Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
- 2005The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1761Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
- 1812Henry Wilson, American politician 18th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
- 1821Heinrich Barth, German explorer (d. 1865)
- 1931Ken Takakura, Japanese actor
- 1950Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
- 1953George Martin, English footballer
- 1969David Heath, American professional wrestler
- 1971Amanda Holden, British actress
- 1975Don Jeffcoat, American actor
- 1980Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer
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