February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2018 was the 50th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1600The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
- 1807In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.
- 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
- 1878Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
- 1901New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1937Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades. Italian authorities exact vicious reprisals on the population.
- 1945World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
- 1953Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
- 1985Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.
- 2001The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1865Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (d. 1952)
- 1876Constantin Brâncuşi, Romanian sculptor (d. 1957)
- 1899Lucio Fontana, Italian-Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
- 1902Kay Boyle, American writer (d. 1992)
- 1954Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (d. 2011)
- 1956Dave Wakeling, English musician (The (English) Beat, General Public)
- 1961Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
- 1971Lisa McCune, Australian actress
- 1978Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-born Cypriot footballer
- 1990Luke Pasqualino, English actor
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