About February 21

February 21, 2021 is the 52nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Pisces 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 345 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

February 21: More About This Day

In addition, it’s the first day of the astronomical winter.

What Happened On February 21

  • 362
    Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
  • 1245
    Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery.
  • 1440
    The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1543
    Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
  • 1848
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1874
    The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1878
    The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • 1885
    The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
  • 1913
    Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
  • 1916
    World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.
  • 1918
    The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 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
    Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
  • 1975
    Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
  • 1995
    Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
  • 2004
    The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

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