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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 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.

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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)

  • 1547
    Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1685
    René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France’s claim to Texas.
  • 1810
    Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon’s forces, is executed.
  • 1872
    In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.
  • 1959
    The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
  • 1978
    The last Order of Victory is bestowed upon Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 1985
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1991
    A gigantic statue of Albania’s long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
  • 2003
    During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.

Who were born on February 20?

  • 1633
    Jan de Baen, Dutch portrait painter (d. 1702)
  • 1888
    Georges Bernanos, French writer (d. 1948)
  • 1899
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman (d. 1992)
  • 1902
    Ansel Adams, American photographer (d. 1984)
  • 1920
    Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • 1924
    Gloria Vanderbilt, American socialite and clothing designer
  • 1951
    Gordon Brown, British Member of Parliament, Prime Minister (2007–2010)
  • 1964
    French Stewart, American actor
  • 1969
    Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969
    Tommy Vardell, American football player

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