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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1493While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
- 1835The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
- 1879Women’s rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1906The British Labour Party is organised.
- 1961New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1961Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.
- 1965A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 1971The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
- 1996At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
- 2000Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1812Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)
- 1874Sir Ernest Shackleton, Irish Antarctic explorer (d. 1922)
- 1898Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
- 1907Jean Langlais, French composer and organist (d. 1991)
- 1927Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)
- 1947John Coolidge Adams, American composer
- 1957Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
- 1959Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
- 1964Chris Farley, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
- 1983Ashley Tesoro, American actress and singer
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