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)
- 1339The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
- 1810Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
- 1877The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
- 1913King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
- 1943The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
- 1944World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1998American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
- 2009Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en-route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.
- 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?
- 1924Gloria Vanderbilt, American socialite and clothing designer
- 1925Tochinishiki Kiyotaka, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 44th Yokozuna (d. 1990)
- 1947André van Duin, Dutch comedian
- 1947Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
- 1960Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
- 1967Lili Taylor, American actress
- 1969Vaginal Davis, American drag queen and performance artist
- 1975Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
- 1976Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
- 1984Gilles Pagnon, French-German rugby player
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