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Sunday February 19, 2017

February 19: Day of the Week

February 19, 2017 was the 50th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 315 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1674
    England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
  • 1807
    In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.
  • 1819
    British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
  • 1945
    World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
  • 1976
    Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford’s Proclamation 4417
  • 1986
    The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
  • 2001
    The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Who were born on February 19?

  • 1722
    Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
  • 1930
    John Frankenheimer, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1949
    Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (d. 1998)
  • 1971
    Gil Shaham, Israeli-born American violinist
  • 1977
    Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Mariska, Finnish rapper
  • 1980
    David Gandy, British model
  • 1980
    Mike Miller, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
  • 1981
    Nicky Shorey, English footballer

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