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.
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February 19 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
- 1847The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
- 1876Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
- 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.
- 1953Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
- 1960China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
- 1986Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
- 1999President Bill Clinton issues a posthumous pardon for U.S. Army Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper.
- 2015New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1552Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
- 1743Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (d. 1805)
- 1804David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
- 1877Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
- 1939Gwen Taylor, English actress
- 1953Massimo Troisi, Italian actor (d. 1994)
- 1957Lorianne Crook, Television Personality
- 1979Andrew Buchan, English Actor
- 1981Nicky Shorey, English footballer
- 1986Maria Mena, Norwegian singer
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