February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2022 was the 47th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1646Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
- 1918The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
- 1923Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
- 1945World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
- 1962Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
- 1983The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
- 1999Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
- 1999In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
- 1999New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 2005The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1032Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
- 1866Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (d. 1949)
- 1886Van Wyck Brooks, American historian and critic (d. 1963)
- 1901Chester Morris, American film actor (d. 1970)
- 1904George F. Kennan, American historian and diplomat (d. 2005)
- 1926Margot Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish holocaust victim (d. 1945)
- 1960Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
- 1976Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
- 1978John Tartaglia, Broadway actor and Muppeteer
- 1979Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
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