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Thursday February 17, 2022

February 17: Day of the Week

February 17, 2022 is the 48th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 317 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 364
    Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances.
  • 1370
    Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
  • 1838
    Weenen massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.
  • 1904
    Madama Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan.
  • 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
    Gabonese president Leon M'ba is toppled by a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Libyan protests begin

Who were born on February 17?

  • 1820
    Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (d. 1881)
  • 1864
    Banjo Paterson, Australian poet (d. 1941)
  • 1888
    Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
  • 1912
    Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    Gene Pitney, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1967
    Chanté Moore, American singer
  • 1970
    Tommy Moe, American skier
  • 1981
    Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
  • 1985
    Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and model
  • 1988
    Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim

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