February 21: Day of the Week
February 21, 2021 is the 52nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1874The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
- 1913Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
- 1916World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
- 1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country’s first constitution.
- 1925The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
- 1947In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first “instant camera”, the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
- 1952“ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
- 1971The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
- 1975Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
- 1995Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1621Rebecca Nurse, English colonist executed during Salem witch trials (d. 1692)
- 1875Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian and longest-lived human on record (d. 1997)
- 1915Ann Sheridan, American actress (d. 1967)
- 1934Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1937King Harald V of Norway
- 1940Peter Gethin, British racing driver
- 1946Anthony Daniels, British actor
- 1958Jack Coleman, American actor
- 1985Jamaal Westerman, Canadian football player
- 1990Mattias Tedenby, Swedish ice hockey player
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