February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2017 was the 50th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
February 19 Historical Event(s)
- 356Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
- 1846In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas’ annexation by the United States.
- 1921Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
- 1945World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
- 1953Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
- 1963The publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women’s organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
- 1978Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.
- 1985Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.
- 1986The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
- 2034New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1802Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
- 1804David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
- 1904Havank, Dutch writer (d. 1964)
- 1939Gwen Taylor, English actress
- 1951Stephen Nichols, American actor
- 1975Daniel Adair, Canadian Drummer (Nickelback)
- 1977Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
- 1978Immortal Technique, Peruvian-born American rapper
- 1980David Gandy, British model
- 1981Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
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