February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2019 is the 51st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1877Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
- 1909Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
- 1913King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
- 1920New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
- 1978The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
- 2003During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1879Hod Stuart, Canadian hockey player (d. 1907)
- 1917Juan Vicente Torrealba, Venezuelan harpist and composer
- 1924Gloria Vanderbilt, American socialite and clothing designer
- 1929Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
- 1936Larry Hovis, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1937Roger Penske, American racing driver, race team owner and entrepreneur
- 1948Jennifer O'Neill, Brazilian-born actress
- 1951Randy California, American guitarist (Spirit) (d. 1997)
- 1967David Herman, American comedian
- 1978Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
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