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Tuesday February 19, 2019

February 19: Day of the Week

February 19, 2019 was the 50th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 197
    Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
  • 1819
    British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • 1861
    Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
  • 1876
    Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
  • 1901
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1921
    Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
  • 1960
    China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
  • 1972
    The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
  • 1978
    Egyptian 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.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1802
    Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • 1888
    José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (d. 1928)
  • 1902
    Kay Boyle, American writer (d. 1992)
  • 1934
    Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    René Muñoz, Cuban-born Mexican actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1945
    Yuri Antonov, Soviet-Russian rock musician
  • 1956
    Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1965
    Cathy Lane, English Swimmer
  • 1971
    Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress

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