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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.

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

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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.
  • 1753
    In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    Madama Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan.
  • 1988
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 2003
    The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.
  • 2008
    Kosovo declares independence.

Who were born on February 17?

  • 1490
    Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Constable of France (d. 1527)
  • 1581
    Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
  • 1792
    Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist (d. 1876)
  • 1820
    Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
  • 1848
    Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
  • 1885
    Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 1910
    Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1977
    Wong Choong Hann, Malaysian badminton player
  • 1980
    Al Harrington, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Adriano, Brazilian footballer

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