About February 15

February 15, 2021 is the 46th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 319 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 351 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 15

  • 590
    Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
  • 1493
    While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
  • 1764
    The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
  • 1835
    The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • 1879
    Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1933
    In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. The Sook Ching massacre begins.
  • 1961
    Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
  • 1970
    A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
  • 1972
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1972
    Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
  • 1982
    The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
  • 1989
    Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
  • 1991
    The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
  • 1996
    At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
  • 1999
    Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.
  • 2000
    Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • 2001
    First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
  • 2003
    Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.

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