February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2021 is the 51st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
- 1877Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
- 1877The world’s first professional sports league, the International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
- 1913King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: The “Big Week” began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
- 1944World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
- 2003During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
- 2010In 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?
- 1888Georges Bernanos, French writer (d. 1948)
- 1912Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
- 1913Tommy Henrich, American baseball player (d. 2009)
- 1943Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist
- 1946Richard Cocciante, French-Italian singer and songwriter
- 1950Walter Becker, American guitarist (Steely Dan)
- 1966Cindy Crawford, American model
- 1967Andrew Shue, American television actor
- 1978Julia Jentsch, German actress
- 1984Brian McCann, American baseball player
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