February 21: Day of the Week
February 21, 2019 was the 52nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1862American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
- 1916World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
- 1937The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
- 1952“ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
- 1958The Peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.
- 1965Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
- 1972The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
- 1973Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
- 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?
- 1875Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian and longest-lived human on record (d. 1997)
- 1878Mirra Alfassa, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
- 1909Hans Erni, Swiss painter
- 1929James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
- 1937King Harald V of Norway
- 1958Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
- 1959José María Cano, Spanish musician
- 1970Fat Pat, American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 1998)
- 1985Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player
- 2001Isabella Acres, American actress
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