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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)

  • 1594
    Having 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.
  • 1674
    England 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.
  • 1846
    In 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.
  • 1859
    Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the 1st time this defense is successfully used in the United States.
  • 1878
    Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
  • 1915
    World 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.
  • 1921
    Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
  • 1949
    Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
  • 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.
  • 2034
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1895
    Diego Mazquiarán, Spanish matador ( d. 1940 )
  • 1936
    Marin Sorescu, Romanian writer and novelist (d. 1997)
  • 1941
    David Gross, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Lou Christie, American singer
  • 1952
    Amy Tan, American novelist
  • 1953
    Bill Kirchenbauer American comedian and actor
  • 1964
    Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • 1977
    Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
  • 1979
    Mariska, Finnish rapper
  • 1990
    Luke Pasqualino, English actor

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