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Sunday February 17, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1370
    Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.
  • 1753
    In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1814
    War of the Sixth Coalition: The Battle of Mormans.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Ship becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
  • 1871
    The victorious Prussian Army parades though Paris, France after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
  • 1913
    The 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.
  • 1944
    World 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.
  • 1978
    The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.
  • 2006
    A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
  • 2026
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 17?

  • 1653
    Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (d. 1713)
  • 1754
    Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)
  • 1922
    Tommy Edwards, American singer (d. 1969)
  • 1930
    Ruth Rendell, English writer
  • 1965
    Michael Bay, American film director
  • 1970
    Tommy Moe, American skier
  • 1971
    SaRenna Lee, American pornographic actress
  • 1972
    Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
  • 1988
    Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim
  • 1993
    AJ Perez, Filipino actor and model (d. 2011)

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