February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2018 was the 51st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 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.
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.
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
- 1810Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1873The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
- 1931The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
- 1943The 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.
- 1943The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 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?
- 1866Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
- 1880Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
- 1888Georges Bernanos, French writer (d. 1948)
- 1907Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1932Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)
- 1957Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
- 1961Imogen Stubbs, British actress
- 1963Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
- 1974Ophelie Winter, French actress
- 1977Stephon Marbury, American basketball player
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