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Friday February 16, 2018

February 16: Day of the Week

February 16, 2018 was the 47th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 116
    Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia.
  • 1249
    Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1936
    Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
  • 1937
    Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
  • 1943
    World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov.
  • 1945
    World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
  • 1959
    Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
  • 1961
    The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
  • 1985
    Hezbollah is founded.
  • 1999
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1497
    Philipp Melanchthon, German humanist and reformer (d. 1560)
  • 1519
    Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader (d. 1572)
  • 1847
    Philipp Scharwenka, Polish-German composer (d. 1917)
  • 1887
    Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1891
    Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
  • 1925
    Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    John Corigliano, American composer
  • 1961
    Eric Red, American screenwriter and director
  • 1982
    Lupe Fiasco, American hip hop artist

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