February 16: Day of the Week
February 16, 2020 was the 47th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1742Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
- 1866Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
- 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.
- 1940World War II: Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark is boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners are freed.
- 1945World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
- 1961Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
- 1962Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
- 1999New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 2005The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1698Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (d. 1758)
- 1847Philipp Scharwenka, Polish-German composer (d. 1917)
- 1891Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
- 1903Georges-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
- 1915Elisabeth Eybers, South African poet (d. 2007)
- 1929Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
- 1931Ken Takakura, Japanese actor
- 1953Roberta Williams, American video game designer
- 1987Hasheem Thabeet, American basketball player
- 1988Diego Capel, Spanish footballer
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