February 14: Day of the Week
February 14, 2019 was the 45th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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 14 Historical Event(s)
- 842Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
- 1843The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
- 1879The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
- 1915New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1919The Polish-Soviet War begins.
- 1943World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
- 1943World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
- 1946The Bank of England is nationalized.
- 1961Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
- 1979In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1468Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
- 1800Emory Washburn, American politician and 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
- 1898Bill Tilman, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)
- 1933Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
- 1943Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
- 1955James Eckhouse, American actor
- 1978Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
- 1983Rocky Elsom, Australian rugby player
- 1986Ace Asero, Filipino Rapper
- 1986Kang Min-Soo, South Korean footballer
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