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.
- 1814War of the Sixth Coalition: The Battle of Mormans.
- 1864American Civil War: The Ship becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
- 1871The victorious Prussian Army parades though Paris, France after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
- 1913The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.
- 1944World War II: Operation Hailstone begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk (Chuuk), Japan’s main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.
- 1978The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
- 2006A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
- 2026New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 17?
- 1653Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (d. 1713)
- 1754Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
- 1922Tommy Edwards, American singer (d. 1969)
- 1930Ruth Rendell, English writer
- 1965Michael Bay, American film director
- 1970Tommy Moe, American skier
- 1971SaRenna Lee, American pornographic actress
- 1972Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
- 1988Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim
- 1993AJ Perez, Filipino actor and model (d. 2011)
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