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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1843The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
- 1899Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
- 1915New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1943World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
- 1949The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
- 1949The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
- 1956The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin’s crimes in a secret speech.
- 1989Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
- 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.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1800Emory Washburn, American politician and 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
- 1824Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War general (d. 1886)
- 1913James Pike, American Episcopal bishop (d. 1969)
- 1931Phyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
- 1934Neil Davis, Australian cameraman (d. 1985)
- 1937Magic Sam, American blues musician (d. 1969)
- 1974Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
- 1977Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
- 1987Fabian Schönheim, German footballer
- 1989Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
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