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)
- 1245Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
- 1543Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
- 1878The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
- 1916World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
- 1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
- 1937Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
- 1947In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
- 1965Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
- 1995Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
- 2004The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1867Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire (d. 1934)
- 1925Sam Peckinpah, American director (d. 1984)
- 1934Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1954Mike Pickering, English disc jockey and musician
- 1959Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
- 1962Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter
- 1970Fat Pat, American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 1998)
- 1973Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
- 1973Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
- 1978Nicole Parker, American actress
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