February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2022 is the 50th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1847The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
- 1960China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
- 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.
- 1985Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
- 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.
- 2015New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1936Marin Sorescu, Romanian writer and novelist (d. 1997)
- 1946Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist (Loverboy)
- 1948Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
- 1952Amy Tan, American novelist
- 1955Jeff Daniels, American actor
- 1973Eric Lange, Nickelodeon’s Victorious Mr. Sikowitz
- 1975Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
- 1975Mikko Kavén, Finnish footballer
- 1980Mike Miller, American basketball player
- 1984Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist
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