February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2017 is the 50th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1594Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
- 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
- 1884More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
- 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.
- 1937Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades. Italian authorities exact vicious reprisals on the population.
- 1953Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
- 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.
- 1985Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
- 1996New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 2001The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1899Lucio Fontana, Italian-Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
- 1924David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
- 1945Michael Nader, American actor
- 1949Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (d. 1998)
- 1956Kathleen Beller, American actress
- 1957Lorianne Crook, Television Personality
- 1973Eric Lange, Nickelodeon’s Victorious Mr. Sikowitz
- 1975Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
- 1980Mike Miller, American basketball player
- 1983Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
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