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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.
  • 1852
    Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
  • 1899
    Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland’s first football club is founded.
  • 1904
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1940
    World War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
  • 1945
    World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
  • 1957
    The “Toddlers’ Truce”, a controversial television close down between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm is abolished in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1821
    Heinrich Barth, German explorer (d. 1865)
  • 1880
    Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1891
    Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
  • 1903
    Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist (d. 1978)
  • 1958
    Ice-T, American rapper and actor
  • 1958
    Lisa Loring, American actress
  • 1963
    Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer
  • 1973
    Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete
  • 1978
    Wasim Jaffer, Indian cricketer
  • 1988
    Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer

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