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Sunday February 21, 2021

February 21: Day of the Week

February 21, 2021 was the 52nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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

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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)

  • 1543
    Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
  • 1874
    The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1913
    Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
  • 1937
    The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1947
    In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
  • 1952
    “ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
  • 1958
    The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1971
    The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1705
    Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
  • 1791
    Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (d. 1857)
  • 1927
    Pierre Mercure, French-Canadian musician and composer (d. 1966)
  • 1949
    Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
  • 1953
    William Petersen, American actor
  • 1961
    Martha Hackett, American actress
  • 1969
    James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
  • 1970
    Fat Pat, American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 1998)
  • 1975
    Troy Slaten, American actor
  • 1978
    Nicole Parker, American actress

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