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)
- 1831Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
- 1849In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
- 1855Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
- 1918The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).
- 1943World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
- 1966Australian currency is decimalised.
- 1981Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
- 1989Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.
- 2005Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines’ Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
- 2010New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1824Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War general (d. 1886)
- 1847Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette (d. 1919)
- 1913James Pike, American Episcopal bishop (d. 1969)
- 1944Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
- 1951Kevin Keegan, English footballer
- 1956Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
- 1962Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
- 1968Jules Asner, American television personality
- 1971Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
- 1979Paolo Ginestra, Italian footballer
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