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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.

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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.
  • 1819
    The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces.
  • 1871
    The victorious Prussian Army parades though Paris, France after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
  • 1959
    Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
  • 1964
    Gabonese president Leon M'ba is toppled by a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 2008
    Kosovo declares independence.

Who were born on February 17?

  • 1718
    Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)
  • 1796
    Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)
  • 1820
    Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (d. 1881)
  • 1862
    Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
  • 1890
    Sir Ronald Fisher, Statistician and Geneticist (d. 1962)
  • 1904
    Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • 1958
    Alan Wiggins, American baseball player d. 1991
  • 1962
    David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (d. 1999)
  • 1967
    Chanté Moore, American singer
  • 1971
    Jeremy Edwards, British actor

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