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Wednesday February 17, 2021

February 17: Day of the Week

February 17, 2021 was the 48th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 317 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1753
    In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1819
    The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time.
  • 1854
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.
  • 1968
    In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.
  • 1969
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 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

Who were born on February 17?

  • 1796
    Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
  • 1816
    Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)
  • 1820
    Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
  • 1820
    Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (d. 1881)
  • 1863
    Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1877
    André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
  • 1933
    Craig L. Thomas, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Barry Humphries, Australian actor and comedian
  • 1977
    Wong Choong Hann, Malaysian badminton player
  • 1979
    Josh Willingham, American baseball player

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