February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2021 was the 47th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1918The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
- 1936Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
- 1957The “Toddlers’ Truce”, a controversial television close down between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
- 1961Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
- 1961The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
- 1980New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1999In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
- 2005The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1761Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)
- 1786Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)
- 1874Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
- 1881Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (d. 1931)
- 1942Richard Williams, father of Venus Williams and Serena Williams
- 1961LaGaylia Frazier, American-Swedish singer
- 1973Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete
- 1974Luis Figueroa, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1974Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, American actor
- 1982Lupe Fiasco, American hip hop artist
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