February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2019 was the 51st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1810Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
- 1872In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
- 1933Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
- 1959The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
- 1978The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1633Jan de Baen, Dutch portrait painter (d. 1702)
- 1888Georges Bernanos, French writer (d. 1948)
- 1899Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman (d. 1992)
- 1902Ansel Adams, American photographer (d. 1984)
- 1920Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
- 1924Gloria Vanderbilt, American socialite and clothing designer
- 1951Gordon Brown, British Member of Parliament, Prime Minister (2007–2010)
- 1964French Stewart, American actor
- 1969Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1969Tommy Vardell, American football player
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