February 19: Day of the Week
February 19, 2019 was the 50th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1819British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
- 1861Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
- 1876Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
- 1939New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1959The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
- 1972The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
- 1978Egyptian 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.
- 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.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1865Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (d. 1952)
- 1876Constantin Brâncuşi, Romanian sculptor (d. 1957)
- 1943Lou Christie, American singer
- 1948Mark Andes, American musician
- 1954Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (d. 2011)
- 1963Jessica Tuck, American actress
- 1972Francine, American professional wrestler
- 1975Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
- 1979Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player
- 1985Haylie Duff, American singer/actress
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