February 21

February 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

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2019 Daily Holidays that fall on February 21, include:

  • Card Reading Day 
  • Discover Girl Day - February 21, 2019 (Thursday of National Engineers Week)
  • International Mother Language Day 
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - February 21, 2019 (Thursday in National Engineer's Week which is February 17-23, 2019 )
  • National Sticky Bun Day 
  • The Great American Spit Out - February 21, 2019 (Thursday of Through With the Chew Week)

2019 Weekly Holidays that include February 21, are:

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • American Camp Week - February 19-22, 2019
  • Bird Health Awareness Week - February 18-24, 2019
  • Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 17-23, 2019 (Third Week in February)
  • Build a Better Trade Show Image Week - February 17-23, 2019 (Third Full Week in February)
  • Learning Disabilities Week - February 18-21, 2019
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 21, 2019)
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 15-24, 2019
  • National Engineer's Week - February 17-23, 2019 (Third Full Week in February)
  • National Entrepreneurship Week - February 16-23, 2019
  • National FFA Week - February 16-23, 2019
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 17-23, 2019
  • Through with the Chew (Chewing Tobacco) - February 17-23 , 2019
  • Whooping Crane Festival - February 21-24, 2019

2019 Monthly Holidays that include February 21, 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.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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! 
  • Carnival of Venice - February 16, 2019 - March 5, 2019 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 21 is Pisces.


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

Birthstone

The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1924 – Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe 1987–present
  • 1927 – Erma Bombeck, American humorist (d. 1996)
  • 1934 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (The Golden Girls) (d. 2010)
  • 1946 – Tyne Daly, American actress (Cagney & Lacey)
  • 1955 – Kelsey Grammer, American actor (Frasier)
  • 1958 – Mary Chapin Carpenter, American singer
  • 1963 – William Baldwin, American actor
  • 1979 – Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress and singer (Party of Five, Ghost Whisperer)
  • 1987 – Ashley Greene, American model and actress (Twilight)


Famous Deaths

  • 1945 - Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (Olympic gold in1924), dies at 43
  • 1965 – Malcolm X, Multi-Racial American civil rights leader assassinated in NYC at 39 (b. 1925)
  • 2008 – Sunny Lowry, first British woman to swim the English Channel (b. 1911)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1952 - Liz Taylor's 2nd marriage to Michael Wilding


Quote of the Day


Erma Bombeck, an American humorist was born on this day in 1927, and passed away on April 22, 1996.  She wrote a newspaper column from the mid 1960's until the late 1990 that described suburban home life and motherhood, which was published in over 900 newspapers, and read by 30 million people. She also wrote 15 books with most of them becoming bestsellers.


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 21, is an Easy Chicken Soup Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 21, is an Easy Chicken Soup Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.


This Day in History

  • 1431 - England begins trial against Joan of Arc
  • 1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
  • 1857 - US issues flying eagle cents
  • 1874 – The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first edition.
  • 1878 – The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut (one page with 50 names!)
  • 1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.


Marlene Storz, standing in front of the Washington Monument

This is a picture of my daughter in law, Marlene, standing in front of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. during a trip her and my son, Ryan took in Nov. 2009. The Washington Monument was dedicated on this day in 1885!

Photo Credit: Ryan 


More happenings on this day:

  • 1887 - Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday
  • 1902 - Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
  • 1915 - World's Fair in San Francisco opens
  • 1925The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
  • 1931 - Alka Seltzer is introduced
  • 1948 – NASCAR is incorporated
  • 1972 - Richard Nixon becomes the 1st US president to visit China
  • 1995 – Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.


This Day in Music

  • 1972 - Climax' Precious and Few is certified gold
  • 1975 - John Lennon releases Rock 'n' Roll album
  • 1979 - The Dire Straits album is certified gold
  • 1979 - Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? is certified gold
  • 1990 - Paul McCartney receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammy's.
  • 2008 - Crystal Gayle is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2011 - Lady Gaga performs the first of two shows at Madison Square Garden that will make up the footage of her HBO concert special in May.



Flash back to Junior High for Climax' Precious and Few that was certified gold in 1972!  Loved this song...his fringed white shirt, not so much!!


This Day in Sports

  • 1931 - Chicago White Sox & New York Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 1952 - Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
  • 1968 - Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
  • 1976 – The inaugural Winter Paralympic Games opened in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • 1983 - Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 m 7.1 seconds
  • 1992 - Kristi Yamaguchi of the US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

jump the shark (verb)

1. (idiomatic, of a television program or other narrative) To undergo a storyline development which heralds a fundamental and generally disappointing change in direction.
2. (more generally) To experience a decline in quality, appeal, popularity, etc.

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