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)
- 1556Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
- 1912In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
- 1915New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1918The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).
- 1929Saint Valentine’s Day massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1942Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
- 1943World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
- 1945World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
- 1945World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
- 2008Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injuries.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1819Christopher Sholes, American inventor (d. 1890)
- 1894Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
- 1921Hugh Downs, American television host
- 1941Donna Shalala, American educator
- 1955Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
- 1956Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
- 1965Slick Rick, English-born American rapper
- 1976Erica Leerhsen, American actress
- 1979Paolo Ginestra, Italian footballer
- 1983Rhydian Roberts, Welsh singer and reality show contestant
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