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)
- 1076Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1778The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
- 1835The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
- 1879The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
- 1912Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
- 1912In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
- 1929Saint Valentine’s Day massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1966Australian currency is decimalised.
- 2005Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon Rafik Hariri is killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.
- 2010New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1800Emory Washburn, American politician and 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
- 1958Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
- 1966Petr Svoboda, Czech ice hockey player
- 1971Gheorghe Muresan, Romanian basketball player
- 1973Yuka Sato, Japanese figure skater
- 1975Malik Zidi, French actor
- 1979Paolo Ginestra, Italian footballer
- 1982Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
- 1985Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
- 1986Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
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