February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2022 was the 50th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 356Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
- 1807In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.
- 1861Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
- 1901New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1921Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
- 1963The publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women’s organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
- 1985Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.
- 1986Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
- 2001The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
- 2006A methane explosion in coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1722Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
- 1865Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (d. 1952)
- 1893Sir Cedric Hardwicke, British actor (d. 1964)
- 1936Marin Sorescu, Romanian writer and novelist (d. 1997)
- 1956Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
- 1960Leslie Ash, English actress
- 1960Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- 1961Benoît Chamoux, French mountaineer (d. 1995)
- 1963Jessica Tuck, American actress
- 1975Katja Schuurman, Dutch actress and singer
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