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)
- 1674England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
- 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
- 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.
- 1878Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
- 1884More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
- 1960China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
- 1986The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
- 2001The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
- 2034New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1895Louis Calhern, American actor (d. 1956)
- 1945Yuri Antonov, Soviet-Russian rock musician
- 1948Tony Iommi, English guitarist (Black Sabbath)
- 1971Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player
- 1980Mike Miller, American basketball player
- 1981Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
- 1981Gil Reyes, American boxer
- 1982Camelia Potec, Romanian swimmer
- 1986Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
- 1990Luke Pasqualino, English actor
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