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Wednesday February 19, 2020

February 19: Day of the Week

February 19, 2020 was the 50th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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)

  • 197
    Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
  • 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.
  • 1600
    The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
  • 1921
    Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
  • 1959
    The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
  • 1963
    The 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.
  • 1976
    Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford’s Proclamation 4417
  • 2001
    The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
  • 2002
    NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
  • 2018
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1630
    Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)
  • 1743
    Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (d. 1805)
  • 1804
    David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • 1895
    Diego Mazquiarán, Spanish matador ( d. 1940 )
  • 1899
    Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • 1960
    Prince Andrew, Duke of York
  • 1963
    Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
  • 1979
    Mariska, Finnish rapper
  • 1981
    Gil Reyes, American boxer
  • 1988
    Miyu Irino, Japanese voice actor

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