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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1370Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
- 1753In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
- 1932New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1933Newsweek magazine is published for the first time.
- 1933The Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States.
- 1964In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.
- 1978The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
- 1995The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a cease-fire brokered by the UN.
- 1996In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
- 2008Kosovo declares independence.
Who were born on February 17?
- 1848Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
- 1888Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
- 1911Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born American literary scholar (d. 1984)
- 1914Arthur Kennedy, American actor (d. 1990)
- 1929Patricia Routledge, English actress
- 1938Yvonne Romain, British film and television actress
- 1941Julia McKenzie, English actress and theatre director
- 1979Josh Willingham, American baseball player
- 1986Ricardo Rodriguez, American wrestler and ring announcer
- 1991Ed Sheeran, English signer
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