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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1861
    Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
  • 1959
    The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
  • 1972
    The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
  • 2006
    A methane explosion in coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
  • 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?

  • 1722
    Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
  • 1802
    Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
  • 1804
    Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
  • 1893
    Sir Cedric Hardwicke, British actor (d. 1964)
  • 1917
    Carson McCullers, American author (d. 1967)
  • 1956
    Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1960
    Leslie Ash, English actress
  • 1964
    Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • 1977
    Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
  • 1986
    Marta Vieira da Silva, Brazilian footballer

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