February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2021 is the 47th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 116Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia.
- 1646Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
- 1742Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
- 1866Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
- 1904New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1937Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- 1940World War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
- 1987The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
- 1998China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a road and residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and six more on the ground.
- 1999In 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?
- 1822Sir Francis Galton, English explorer, biologist and statistician (d. 1911)
- 1891Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
- 1909Jeffrey Lynn, American actor (d. 1995)
- 1922Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, German night fighter pilot (d. 1950)
- 1934August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (d. 2009)
- 1934Herbert ‘Herbie’Kalin, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1950Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (d. 2002)
- 1958Ice-T, American rapper and actor
- 1973Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer
- 1991Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
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