February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2021 was the 50th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1846In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas’ annexation by the United States.
- 1861Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
- 1876Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
- 1884More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
- 1953Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
- 1960China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
- 1978Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.
- 1986The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
- 2002NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
- 2034New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1802Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
- 1821August Schleicher, German linguist (d. 1868)
- 1942Paul Krause, American football player
- 1949Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (d. 1998)
- 1953Bill Kirchenbauer American comedian and actor
- 1960Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- 1962Hana Mandlíková, Czech tennis player
- 1965Jon Fishman, American musician (Phish)
- 1981Vitas, Russian singer
- 1984Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist
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