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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.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
  • 1937
    Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades. Italian authorities exact vicious reprisals on the population.
  • 1939
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1953
    Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
  • 1986
    The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton issues a posthumous pardon for U.S. Army Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper.
  • 2002
    NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1913
    Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne (d. 2007)
  • 1917
    Carson McCullers, American author (d. 1967)
  • 1937
    Robert Walker Jr., American blues guitarist
  • 1943
    Lou Christie, American singer
  • 1945
    Michael Nader, American actor
  • 1956
    Kathleen Beller, American actress
  • 1965
    Cathy Lane, English Swimmer
  • 1966
    Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
  • 1986
    Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
  • 1993
    Victoria Justice, American actress

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