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Saturday February 20, 2021

February 20: Day of the Week

February 20, 2021 was the 51st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.

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February 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1798
    Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
  • 1877
    Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
  • 1877
    The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
  • 1920
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1931
    The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
  • 1944
    World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
  • 1952
    Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • 2010
    In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1631
    Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English statesman (d. 1712)
  • 1633
    Jan de Baen, Dutch portrait painter (d. 1702)
  • 1941
    Lim Kit Siang, Democratic Socialist opposition party in Malaysia
  • 1943
    Antonio Inoki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
  • 1977
    Stephon Marbury, American basketball player
  • 1977
    T.J. Slaughter, American football player
  • 1982
    Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
  • 1991
    Giovanni Kyeremateng Italian footballer

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