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)
- 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.
- 1898Spanish-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.
- 1909The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
- 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.
- 1961New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1970A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
- 1971The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
- 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
- 1976The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
- 1979Don Dunstan resigns as Premier of South Australia, ending a decade of sweeping social liberalisation.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1734William Stacy, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1802)
- 1841Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
- 1856Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
- 1861Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1947)
- 1935Roger Chaffee, astronaut (d. 1967)
- 1958Matthew Ward, American singer, (Second Chapter of Acts), songwriter and author
- 1964Leland D. Melvin, NASA astronaut
- 1968Axelle Red, Belgian singer and songwriter
- 1978Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy)
- 1986Gabriel Paletta, Argentine footballer
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