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Wednesday February 19, 2020

February 19: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1600
    The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
  • 1846
    In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas’ annexation by the United States.
  • 1847
    The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
  • 1921
    Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
  • 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.
  • 1986
    The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
  • 1996
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 2001
    The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
  • 2006
    A methane explosion in coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1804
    David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • 1855
    Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (d. 1908)
  • 1914
    Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1917
    Carson McCullers, American author (d. 1967)
  • 1920
    Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Bill Kirchenbauer American comedian and actor
  • 1975
    Daniel Adair, Canadian Drummer (Nickelback)
  • 1982
    Camelia Potec, Romanian swimmer
  • 1988
    Miyu Irino, Japanese voice actor

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