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.
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.
- 1249Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with Mongol Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
- 1936Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
- 1937Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
- 1943World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov.
- 1945World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
- 1959Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
- 1961The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
- 1985Hezbollah is founded.
- 1999New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 16?
- 1497Philipp Melanchthon, German humanist and reformer (d. 1560)
- 1519Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader (d. 1572)
- 1847Philipp Scharwenka, Polish-German composer (d. 1917)
- 1887Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)
- 1891Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist (d. 1967)
- 1925Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist (d. 2004)
- 1932Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1938John Corigliano, American composer
- 1961Eric Red, American screenwriter and director
- 1982Lupe Fiasco, American hip hop artist
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