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Thursday February 20, 2020

February 20: Day of the Week

February 20, 2020 was the 51st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020

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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.

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February 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1547
    Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1792
    The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
  • 1835
    Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
  • 1872
    In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
  • 1920
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1943
    American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
  • 1943
    The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
  • 1962
    Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
  • 1987
    Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
  • 1998
    American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1757
    John ‘Mad Jack’Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
  • 1759
    Johann Christian Reil, German physician, founder of psychiatry (d. 1813)
  • 1794
    William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
  • 1914
    John Daly, South African–born broadcaster (d. 2001)
  • 1946
    J. Geils, American guitarist (The J. Geils Band)
  • 1951
    Gordon Brown, British Member of Parliament, Prime Minister (2007–2010)
  • 1953
    Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
  • 1967
    Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)
  • 1980
    Artur Boruc, Polish footballer
  • 1991
    Giovanni Kyeremateng Italian footballer

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