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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1245Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
- 1543Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
- 1885The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- 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.
- 1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
- 1937Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
- 1952“ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
- 1974The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1703Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
- 1794Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican president (d. 1876)
- 1860Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)
- 1893Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
- 1947Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
- 1951Vince Welnick, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 2006)
- 1970Michael Slater, Australian cricketer
- 1973Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
- 1981Jun Kaname, Japanese actor
- 1985Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
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