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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 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.

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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)

  • 362
    Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
  • 1613
    Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
  • 1874
    The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1878
    The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1913
    Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
  • 1952
    The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to “set the people free”.
  • 1970
    Swissair Flight 330: A mid-air bomb explosion and subsequent crash kills 38 passengers and nine crew members near Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1972
    President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
  • 1973
    Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
  • 1974
    The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1903
    Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • 1929
    Roberto “Chespirito” Gómez Bolaños, Mexican actor
  • 1937
    Gary Lockwood, American actor
  • 1959
    Emmett McAuliffe, American radio show host and lawyer
  • 1964
    Mark and Scott Kelly, American astronauts and identical twin brothers
  • 1969
    James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
  • 1978
    Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress
  • 1980
    Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
  • 1986
    Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este

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