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Monday February 17, 2020

February 17: Day of the Week

February 17, 2020 was the 48th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1370
    Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
  • 1801
    An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
  • 1809
    Miami University is chartered by the State of Ohio.
  • 1838
    Weenen massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
  • 1924
    In Miami, Florida, Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100 meters freestyle swimming competition with a time of 57.4 seconds.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Hailstone begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk (Chuuk), Japan’s main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.
  • 1965
    Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the “Sea of Tranquility” would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
  • 1996
    NASA’s Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
  • 2011
    Libyan protests begin
  • 2026
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 17?

  • 1524
    Charles of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1574)
  • 1891
    Abraham Fraenkel, German-born Israeli mathematician and recipient of the Israel Prize (d. 1965)
  • 1916
    Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and Rugby Union footballer (d. 1940)
  • 1920
    Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (d. 2001)
  • 1964
    Buster Olney, American sports columnist
  • 1969
    Tuesday Knight, American actress
  • 1972
    Billie Joe Armstrong, American musician (Green Day)
  • 1972
    Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
  • 1979
    Josh Willingham, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Daniel Merriweather, Australian singer

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