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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1600The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
- 1674England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
- 1915World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.
- 1921Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
- 1942World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
- 1972The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
- 1985Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
- 1986Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
- 1986The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
- 1996New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1552Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
- 1877Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
- 1904Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, Irish writer (d. 1950)
- 1911Merle Oberon, British actress (d. 1979)
- 1948Tony Iommi, English guitarist (Black Sabbath)
- 1956Kathleen Beller, American actress
- 1964Doug Aldrich, American musician (Whitesnake)
- 1966Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player
- 1983Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
- 1993Victoria Justice, American actress
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