What happened this day in history February 15

What are the important events that happened on February 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 15 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.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 2, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,581,724,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontahexagon’ day.

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Aquarius 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 363 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,612 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 15 Historical Events

  • 1637
    Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1835
    The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
  • 1909
    The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
  • 1944
    World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, 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.
  • 1976
    The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
  • 1991
    The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
  • 2001
    First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1849
    Sir Rickman Godlee, English surgeon (d. 1925)
  • 1896
    Arthur Shields, Irish actor (d. 1970)
  • 1904
    Antonin Magne, French cyclist (d. 1983)
  • 1929
    James Schlesinger, American politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense, 9th Director of Central Intelligence, and 1st Secretary of Energy
  • 1941
    Brian Holland, American songwriter and producer
  • 1947
    Ádám Nádasdy, Hungarian linguist and poet
  • 1974
    Gina Lynn, American porn actress
  • 1976
    Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)
  • 1980
    Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes)
  • 1998
    Zachary Gordon, American actor

Who died on February 15?

  • 1145
    Pope Lucius II
  • 1738
    Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
  • 1839
    François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803)
  • 1848
    Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
  • 1932
    Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (b. 1865)
  • 1959
    Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1879)
  • 1964
    Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
  • 1974
    Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (b. 1887)
  • 1981
    Mike Bloomfield, American musician (b. 1943)
  • 2004
    Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)

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