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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 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.

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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.
  • 1804
    The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
  • 1874
    The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1878
    The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1919
    Kurt Eisner, German socialist, is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany.
  • 1925
    The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1937
    The League of Nations bans foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 21?

  • 1484
    Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (d. 1535)
  • 1703
    Shah Waliullah, Islamic Scholar and Reformer (d. 1762)
  • 1900
    Madeleine Renaud, French theater actress (d. 1994)
  • 1903
    Anaïs Nin, French diarist (d. 1977)
  • 1942
    Margarethe von Trotta, German actress and film director
  • 1947
    Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1951
    Wolfgang Frank, German footballer
  • 1960
    Steve Wynn, American singer
  • 1974
    Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
  • 1980
    Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 5th king of Bhutan

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