February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2022 was the 51st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces 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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1547Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
- 1685René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas.
- 1835Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
- 1931The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
- 1933Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
- 1935Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
- 1942Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1991A gigantic statue of Albania’s long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
- 1998American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1743Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet (d. 1825)
- 1867Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
- 1941Lim Kit Siang, Democratic Socialist opposition party in Malaysia
- 1947Peter Osgood, English footballer (d. 2006)
- 1947Peter Strauss, American actor
- 1951Edward Albert, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1963Charles Barkley, American basketball player
- 1969Danis Tanovic, Bosnian film director and screenwriter
- 1974Ophelie Winter, French actress
- 1976Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
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