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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
- 1810Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
- 1872In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
- 1901The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
- 1909Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
- 1913King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
- 1942Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America’s first World War II flying ace.
- 1965Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
- 1978The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
- 1985New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1794William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
- 1930Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2007)
- 1941Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian singer
- 1946Brenda Blethyn, English actress
- 1946Sandy Duncan, American singer and actress
- 1951Edward Albert, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1963Charles Barkley, American basketball player
- 1967Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)
- 1972Brent Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1975Brian Littrell, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
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