February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2019 is the 50th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1594Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
- 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
- 1876Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
- 1915World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.
- 1921Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
- 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.
- 1939New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 2002NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1526Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
- 1880Alvaro Obregon, Mexican president (d. 1928)
- 1896André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)
- 1949Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (d. 1998)
- 1962John Laroche, American orchid poacher
- 1972Francine, American professional wrestler
- 1973Eric Lange, Nickelodeon’s Victorious Mr. Sikowitz
- 1981Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
- 1981Nicky Shorey, English footballer
- 1993Victoria Justice, American actress
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