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Thursday February 21, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
  • 1916
    World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
  • 1937
    The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
  • 1972
    The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
  • 1995
    Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
  • 2004
    The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1875
    Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian and longest-lived human on record (d. 1997)
  • 1878
    Mirra Alfassa, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
  • 1909
    Hans Erni, Swiss painter
  • 1929
    James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
  • 1937
    King Harald V of Norway
  • 1958
    Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
  • 1959
    José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • 1970
    Fat Pat, American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 1998)
  • 1985
    Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player
  • 2001
    Isabella Acres, American actress

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