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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.

February 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 356
    Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
  • 1807
    In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.
  • 1876
    Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
  • 1953
    Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
  • 1959
    The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
  • 1986
    Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
  • 1996
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 2002
    NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
  • 2006
    A methane explosion in coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1473
    Nicolaus Copernicus, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
  • 1743
    Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (d. 1805)
  • 1780
    Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)
  • 1804
    Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • 1897
    Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
  • 1904
    Havank, Dutch writer (d. 1964)
  • 1936
    Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina
  • 1975
    Katja Schuurman, Dutch actress and singer
  • 1978
    Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-born Cypriot footballer

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