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.
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)
- 1600The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
- 1846In 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.
- 1847The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
- 1921Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
- 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.
- 1985Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
- 1986The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
- 1996New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 2001The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
- 2006A methane explosion in coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1804David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
- 1855Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (d. 1908)
- 1914Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
- 1917Carson McCullers, American author (d. 1967)
- 1920Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
- 1929Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
- 1953Bill Kirchenbauer American comedian and actor
- 1975Daniel Adair, Canadian Drummer (Nickelback)
- 1982Camelia Potec, Romanian swimmer
- 1988Miyu Irino, Japanese voice actor
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