February 20, 2024 was the 51st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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.
February 20 Historical Event(s)
The Milanese army and the St. George’s (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.
World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
Who were born on February 20?
Rick Green, Canadian ice hockey player
Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Imogen Stubbs, British actress
Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
French Stewart, American actor
Calpernia Addams, transgender activist
Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
Ramzee Robinson, American football player
Jiah Khan, Indian actress
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