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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)

  • 1613
    Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1916
    World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
  • 1921
    Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
  • 2004
    The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1556
    Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (d. 1615)
  • 1728
    Tsar Peter III of Russia, husband of Catherine the Great (d. 1762)
  • 1893
    Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (d. 1987)
  • 1937
    King Harald V of Norway
  • 1945
    D'Anna Fortunato, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1951
    Vince Welnick, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 2006)
  • 1969
    Corey Harris, American musician
  • 1969
    Eric Wilson, American musician
  • 1975
    Troy Slaten, American actor
  • 1984
    Andrew Ellis, New Zealand All Black rugby union player

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