2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 16, include:
Daytona Pole Day - February 16, 2016
Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Kyoto Protocol Day
National Almond Day
2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 16, are:
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
International Flirting Week - February 14-20
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
Love a Mensch Week - February 14-20, 2016
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 14-20, 2016 - Second Week of February
NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 14-20, 2016
2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 16, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
Yukon Quest - Starts February 6, 2016 - February 20, 2016 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden - February 15-16, 2016
The Astrological Sign for February 16 is an Aquarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:
Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
1812 – Henry Wilson, American politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
1903 – Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist (d. 1978)
1909 – Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur, who established the first McDonald's restaurant along with his brother in San Bernardino, California (d. 1998)
1918 – Patty Andrews, American singer, member of Andrews Sisters (d. 2013)
1935 - Sonny Bono, American entertainer (Sonny & Cher), politician (d. 1998)
1936 – Jill Kinmont, American skier (d.2012)
1952 - James Ingram American singer, pianist and composer
1957 – LeVar Burton, American actor (Roots, Star Trek - The Next Generation, Reading Rainbow)
1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player
2012 – Gary Carter, American Hall of Fam baseball catcher (b. 1954)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1982 - Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
1989 - Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
LeVar Burton was born on this day in 1957. He was an American actor who
starred in Roots and the Star Trek - The Next Generation movie. He went
on to host the Reading Rainbow, a children's television show that ran
from 1983 to 2006. Reading Rainbow won a Peabody Award and twenty-six Emmy Awards, ten of which were in the "Outstanding Children's Series" category.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 16, is a Pork Stir Fry Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. February 16, is National Almond Day, so you can serve this meal with some slivered almonds on top!
This Day in History
1741 - Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, begins publishing. It is the 2nd US Magazine
1878 – Silver Dollar becomes legal US tender
1883 -Ladies Home Journal begins publishing
1909 - The 1st subway car with side doors goes into service in New York City
1914 - 1st airplane flight (LA to SF)
1923 – Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. (King Tut)
1937 – Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
1946 - The 1st commercially designed helicopter is tested in Bridgeport Connecticut
1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
1962 – Flooding in the coastal areas of West Germany kills 315 and destroys the homes of about 60,000 people.
1978 – The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois).
2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
This Day in Music
1963 - The Beatles' Please Please Me hit #1 in the UK
1968 - Elvis Presley receives gold record for How Great Thou Art
1974 - Bob Dylan's album Planet Waves hits #1
1974 - Elton John, Bennie And The Jets is released
1997 - Michael Jackson sings Elizabeth I Love You, which he wrote for the actress Elizabeth Taylor, at her 65th birthday celebration
2011 - Lady GaGa's Born This Way, becomes the Billboard Hot 100 chart's, 1000th number one.
This Day in Sports
1936 - 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1970 - Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 - 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games during a game with Phoenix Suns)
1984 - Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs.
1991 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A kind of technobabble particular to the Star Trek universe, with a particularly heavy emphasis on configurations of pseudoscientific particles and waves.
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