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Friday February 15, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1493
    While 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.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
  • 1909
    The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
  • 1949
    Gerald 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.
  • 1961
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1970
    A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
  • 1971
    The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
  • 1972
    Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
  • 1976
    The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
  • 1979
    Don Dunstan resigns as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.

Who were born on February 15?

  • 1734
    William Stacy, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1802)
  • 1841
    Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
  • 1856
    Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
  • 1861
    Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1947)
  • 1935
    Roger Chaffee, astronaut (d. 1967)
  • 1958
    Matthew Ward, American singer, (Second Chapter of Acts), songwriter and author
  • 1964
    Leland D. Melvin, NASA astronaut
  • 1968
    Axelle Red, Belgian singer and songwriter
  • 1978
    Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy)
  • 1986
    Gabriel Paletta, Argentine footballer

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