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Friday February 21, 2020

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.

February 2020
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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)

  • 1440
    The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1842
    John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1913
    Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
  • 1918
    The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1947
    In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
  • 1952
    The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
  • 1975
    Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1703
    Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
  • 1903
    Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (d. 1976)
  • 1910
    Carmine Galante, American gangster (d. 1979)
  • 1921
    John Rawls, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1958
    Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
  • 1959
    José María Cano, Spanish musician
  • 1960
    Laurent Petitguillaume, French radio and television host
  • 1976
    Ryan Smyth, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986
    Charlotte Church, Welsh singer
  • 1989
    Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress

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