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.
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)
- 197Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
- 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.
- 1861Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
- 1915World 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.
- 1939New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1942World War II: nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.
- 1945World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
- 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.
- 2001The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
- 2002NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1877Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
- 1893Sir Cedric Hardwicke, British actor (d. 1964)
- 1902Kay Boyle, American writer (d. 1992)
- 1934Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
- 1948Mark Andes, American musician
- 1951Stephen Nichols, American actor
- 1953Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina
- 1954Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (d. 2011)
- 1961Andy Wallace, English race car driver
- 1963Seal, English singer
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