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Tuesday February 19, 2019

February 19: Day of the Week

February 19, 2019 is the 50th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1594
    Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
  • 1819
    British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • 1876
    Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
  • 1953
    Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
  • 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?

  • 1526
    Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
  • 1880
    Alvaro Obregon, Mexican president (d. 1928)
  • 1896
    André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)
  • 1949
    Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (d. 1998)
  • 1962
    John Laroche, American orchid poacher
  • 1972
    Francine, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Eric Lange, Nickelodeon’s Victorious Mr. Sikowitz
  • 1981
    Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
  • 1981
    Nicky Shorey, English footballer
  • 1993
    Victoria Justice, American actress

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