February 17: Day of the Week
February 17, 2019 was the 48th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 317 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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 17 Historical Event(s)
- 364Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances.
- 1370Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
- 1500Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.
- 1933Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.
- 1965Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the “Sea of Tranquility” would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
- 1972Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T.
- 1978The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
- 1988New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 2003The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.
- 2006A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
Who were born on February 17?
- 1820Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer (d. 1881)
- 1877André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
- 1914Wayne Morris, American actor (d. 1959)
- 1929Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1930Roger Craig, American baseball player and manager
- 1948José José, Mexican singer and actor
- 1959Neil Lomax, American football player
- 1962David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (d. 1999)
- 1962Samuel Bayer, American music video director
- 1972Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (Judy and Mary)
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