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.
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)
- 197Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
- 1594Having 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.
- 1600The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
- 1921Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup
- 1959The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
- 1963The publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women’s organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
- 1976Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford’s Proclamation 4417
- 2001The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
- 2002NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
- 2018New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 19?
- 1630Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)
- 1743Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (d. 1805)
- 1804David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
- 1895Diego Mazquiarán, Spanish matador ( d. 1940 )
- 1899Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
- 1960Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- 1963Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
- 1979Mariska, Finnish rapper
- 1981Gil Reyes, American boxer
- 1988Miyu Irino, Japanese voice actor
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