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)
- 1637Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1862American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant attacks Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
- 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.
- 1965A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
- 1970A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
- 1972José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
- 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
- 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.
- 1999Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, is arrested in Kenya.
- 2037New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 15?
- 1812Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)
- 1856Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (d. 1926)
- 1909Guillermo Gorostiza Paredes, Spanish footballer (d. 1966)
- 1912George Mikes, Hungarian-born British author (d. 1987)
- 1969Bryan Williams, American record executive and rapper
- 1975Serge Aubin, Canadian hockey player
- 1978Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy)
- 1981Jenna Morasca, American model
- 1988Hironori Kusano, Japanese singer
- 1990Erwin Sak, Polish footballer
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