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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 362Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
- 1613Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
- 1874The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
- 1878The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
- 1913Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
- 1952The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
- 1970Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
- 1972President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
- 1973Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
- 1974The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1903Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
- 1929Roberto “Chespirito” Gómez Bolaños, Mexican actor
- 1937Gary Lockwood, American actor
- 1959Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
- 1964Mark and Scott Kelly, American astronauts and identical twin brothers
- 1969James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
- 1978Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress
- 1980Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1980Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
- 1986Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
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