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Wednesday February 16, 2022

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.

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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)

  • 1646
    Battle of Torrington, Devon – the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
  • 1918
    The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state.
  • 1923
    Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • 1945
    World War II: American forces land on Corregidor Island in the Philippines.
  • 1962
    Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
  • 1983
    The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75.
  • 1999
    Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrests one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • 1999
    In Uzbekistan, a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islam Karimov.
  • 1999
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 2005
    The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1032
    Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
  • 1866
    Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (d. 1949)
  • 1886
    Van Wyck Brooks, American historian and critic (d. 1963)
  • 1901
    Chester Morris, American film actor (d. 1970)
  • 1904
    George F. Kennan, American historian and diplomat (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Margot Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish holocaust victim (d. 1945)
  • 1960
    Pete Willis, English guitarist (Def Leppard)
  • 1976
    Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
  • 1978
    John Tartaglia, Broadway actor and Muppeteer
  • 1979
    Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)

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