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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1877The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
- 1920New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1933Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
- 1942Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
- 1989An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
- 2003During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
- 2005Spain 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?
- 1753Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
- 1844Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (d. 1906)
- 1927Roy Cohn, American lawyer (d. 1986)
- 1938Richard Beymer, American actor
- 1945Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
- 1953Riccardo Chailly, Italian conductor
- 1957Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
- 1976Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
- 1984Brian McCann, American baseball player
- 1988Rihanna, Barbadian singer
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