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Monday February 17, 2020

February 17: Day of the Week

February 17, 2020 is the 48th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1500
    Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.
  • 1600
    The philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome for heresy.
  • 1854
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
  • 1871
    The victorious Prussian Army parades though Paris, France after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
  • 1933
    Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.
  • 1978
    The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
  • 1979
    The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.
  • 1988
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 2006
    A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

Who were born on February 17?

  • 1581
    Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
  • 1888
    Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
  • 1936
    Jim Brown, American football player
  • 1945
    Brenda Fricker, Irish actress
  • 1964
    Buster Olney, American sports columnist
  • 1966
    Michael Lepond, American musician (Symphony X)
  • 1972
    Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (Judy and Mary)
  • 1974
    Jerry O'Connell, American actor
  • 1979
    Josh Willingham, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Gérald Cid, French footballer

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