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
Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins.
Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
Who were born on February 15?
Sir Rickman Godlee, English surgeon (d. 1925)
Arthur Shields, Irish actor (d. 1970)
Antonin Magne, French cyclist (d. 1983)
James Schlesinger, American politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense, 9th Director of Central Intelligence, and 1st Secretary of Energy
Brian Holland, American songwriter and producer
Ádám Nádasdy, Hungarian linguist and poet
Gina Lynn, American porn actress
Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)
Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes)
Zachary Gordon, American actor
Who died on February 15?
Pope Lucius II
Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803)
Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (b. 1865)
Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1879)
Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (b. 1887)
Mike Bloomfield, American musician (b. 1943)
Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
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