About February 15

February 15, 2020 is the 46th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 363 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 15

  • 1113
    Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
  • 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.
  • 1637
    Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1764
    The city of St. Louis, Missouri is established.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    The British Labour Party is organised.
  • 1909
    The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
  • 1942
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1946
    ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  • 1952
    King George VI is buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
  • 1965
    A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
  • 1971
    The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 1979
    Don Dunstan resigns as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Standard of the President of Russia is established.
  • 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.
  • 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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