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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1685
    René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas.
  • 1792
    The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
  • 1877
    Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
  • 1933
    The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States.
  • 1942
    Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
  • 1943
    The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
  • 1985
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1998
    American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
  • 2005
    Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1925
    Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Richard Matheson, American author
  • 1927
    Roy Cohn, American lawyer (d. 1986)
  • 1936
    Shigeo Nagashima, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1943
    Antonio Inoki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1964
    French Stewart, American actor
  • 1967
    Katherine Soucie, American voice actress
  • 1978
    Lauren Ambrose, American actress
  • 1984
    Gilles Pagnon, French-German rugby player
  • 1988
    Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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