February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2021 was the 51st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
- 1877Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
- 1877The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
- 1920New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1931The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
- 1944World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
- 1952Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
- 1962Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
- 1988The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
- 2010In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1631Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English statesman (d. 1712)
- 1633Jan de Baen, Dutch portrait painter (d. 1702)
- 1941Lim Kit Siang, Democratic Socialist opposition party in Malaysia
- 1943Antonio Inoki, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1976Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
- 1977Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
- 1977Stephon Marbury, American basketball player
- 1977T.J. Slaughter, American football player
- 1982Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
- 1991Giovanni Kyeremateng Italian footballer
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