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)
- 1613Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
- 1804The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
- 1862American Civil War: Battle of Valverde is fought near Fort Craig in New Mexico Territory.
- 1874The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
- 1885The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
- 1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
- 1937The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
- 1947In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
- 1972President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
- 1972The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1721John McKinly, American physician (d. 1796)
- 1801John Henry Newman, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1890)
- 1885Sacha Guitry, Russian dramatist (d. 1957)
- 1910Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
- 1954Ivo Van Damme, Belgian athlete (d. 1976)
- 1961Christopher Atkins, American actor
- 1962Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
- 1985Simon Cusden, English cricketer
- 1987Ashley Greene, American model and actress
- 1988Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
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