February 21: Day of the Week
February 21, 2023 was the 52nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
February 21: This Day in History
In addition, it’s the first day of the astronomical winter.
February 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1842John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
- 1874The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
- 1913Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
- 1916World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
- 1919Kurt Eisner, German socialist, is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
- 1948NASCAR is incorporated.
- 1952“ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
- 1971The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
- 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.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1817Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish dramatist (d. 1893)
- 1914Ilmari Juutilainen, Finnish fighter pilot (d. 1999)
- 1940Wong Jim, Hong Kong composer (d. 2004)
- 1947Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
- 1955Kelsey Grammer, American actor
- 1963William Baldwin, American actor
- 1983Mélanie Laurent, French actress and director
- 1985Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
- 1985Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player
- 1988Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
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