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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)

  • 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.
  • 1909
    Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
  • 1920
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
  • 1942
    Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
  • 1943
    The 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1893
    Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
  • 1907
    Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1919
    James O'Meara, British Battle of Britain Spitfire Flying Ace (d. 1974)
  • 1920
    Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • 1927
    Roy Cohn, American lawyer (d. 1986)
  • 1951
    Gordon Brown, British Member of Parliament, Prime Minister (2007–2010)
  • 1960
    Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • 1973
    Kimberley Davies, Australian actress
  • 1977
    Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
  • 1991
    Giovanni Kyeremateng Italian footballer

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