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Wednesday February 20, 2019

February 20: Day of the Week

February 20, 2019 was the 51st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 314 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces 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 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1685
    René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas.
  • 1813
    Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
  • 1901
    The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
  • 1920
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1933
    The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States.
  • 1935
    Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
  • 1943
    The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.
  • 1978
    The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 1998
    American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1850
    Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
  • 1925
    Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader (d. 2005)
  • 1929
    Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1942
    Charlie Gillett, British radio DJ
  • 1960
    Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
  • 1963
    Charles Barkley, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Siniša Mihajlović, Serbian footballer
  • 1978
    Lauren Ambrose, American actress
  • 1981
    Fred Jackson, American football player
  • 1988
    Jiah Khan, Indian actress

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