February 20: Day of the Week
February 20, 2017 was the 51st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1472Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
- 1685René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas.
- 1798Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
- 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.
- 1901The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
- 1959The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
- 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.
- 1991A gigantic statue of Albania’s long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
Who were born on February 20?
- 1743Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet (d. 1825)
- 1907Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1943Antonio Inoki, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1946Sandy Duncan, American singer and actress
- 1948Jennifer O'Neill, Brazilian-born actress
- 1951Phil Neal, English footballer
- 1964Rodney Rowland, American actor
- 1967David Herman, American comedian
- 1969Siniša Mihajlović, Serbian footballer
- 1983Justin Verlander, American baseball player
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