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Friday February 21, 2020

February 21: Day of the Week

February 21, 2020 was the 52nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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 21: This Day in History

In addition, it’s the first day of the astronomical winter.

February 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 362
    Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
  • 1804
    The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
  • 1842
    John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1937
    The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1945
    World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1974
    The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
  • 2004
    The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1909
    Hans Erni, Swiss painter
  • 1935
    Mark McManus, Scottish actor (d. 1994)
  • 1940
    John Lewis, American politician and civil rights activist
  • 1947
    Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1949
    Jerry Harrison, American musician
  • 1963
    William Baldwin, American actor
  • 1971
    Randy Blythe, American musician
  • 1975
    Wish Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 1983
    Braylon Edwards, American football player
  • 1985
    Jarrod Atkinson, Australian rules footballer

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