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.
- 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
- 1861Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
- 1876Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
- 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
- 1942World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
- 1960China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
- 1972The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
- 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.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1802Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
- 1888José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (d. 1928)
- 1902Kay Boyle, American writer (d. 1992)
- 1934Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
- 1938René Muñoz, Cuban-born Mexican actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- 1945Yuri Antonov, Soviet-Russian rock musician
- 1956Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
- 1965Cathy Lane, English Swimmer
- 1971Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player
- 1983Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress
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