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Sunday February 19, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1674
    England 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.
  • 1819
    British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • 1847
    The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
  • 1876
    Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
  • 1953
    Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
  • 1960
    China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
  • 1986
    Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton issues a posthumous pardon for U.S. Army Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper.
  • 2015
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1552
    Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
  • 1743
    Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (d. 1805)
  • 1804
    David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • 1877
    Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • 1939
    Gwen Taylor, English actress
  • 1953
    Massimo Troisi, Italian actor (d. 1994)
  • 1957
    Lorianne Crook, Television Personality
  • 1979
    Andrew Buchan, English Actor
  • 1981
    Nicky Shorey, English footballer
  • 1986
    Maria Mena, Norwegian singer

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