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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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 21: This Day in History
In addition, it’s the first day of the astronomical winter.
February 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1440The Prussian Confederation is formed.
- 1842John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
- 1885The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- 1913Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
- 1918The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- 1947In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
- 1952The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
- 1958The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
- 1973Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
- 1975Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1703Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
- 1903Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (d. 1976)
- 1910Carmine Galante, American gangster (d. 1979)
- 1921John Rawls, American philosopher (d. 2002)
- 1958Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
- 1959José María Cano, Spanish musician
- 1960Laurent Petitguillaume, French radio and television host
- 1976Ryan Smyth, Canadian hockey player
- 1986Charlotte Church, Welsh singer
- 1989Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress
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