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Sunday February 16, 2020

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.

February 2020
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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)

  • 1742
    Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister.
  • 1804
    First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate USS Philadelphia.
  • 1866
    Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.
  • 1923
    Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
  • 1936
    Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.
  • 1937
    Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
  • 1960
    The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 1962
    Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
  • 1980
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1985
    Hezbollah is founded.

Who were born on February 16?

  • 1032
    Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
  • 1824
    Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • 1845
    George Kennan, American explorer (d. 1924)
  • 1866
    Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (d. 1949)
  • 1909
    Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1998)
  • 1934
    August Coppola, American academic; father of Nicolas Cage (d. 2009)
  • 1950
    Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer (d. 2002)
  • 1965
    Dave Lombardo, Cuban-born drummer (Slayer)
  • 1967
    John Valentin, baseball player
  • 1987
    Theresa Goh, Singaporean paralympic swimmer

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