February 15: Day of the Week
February 15, 2019 was the 46th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 319 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1113Pope Paschal II issued a bull sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
- 1637Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1906The British Labour Party is organised.
- 1949Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
- 1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
- 1972José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
- 2000Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
- 2001First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
- 2003Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.
- 2037New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1739Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)
- 1792Floride Calhoun, Second Lady of the United States (d. 1866)
- 1883Sax Rohmer, English author (d. 1959)
- 1909Guillermo Gorostiza Paredes, Spanish footballer (d. 1966)
- 1947Ádám Nádasdy, Hungarian linguist and poet
- 1947David Brown, American musician (Santana) (d. 2000)
- 1967Craig Simpson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1976Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)
- 1976Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers)
- 1983Ashley Tesoro, American actress and singer
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