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February 19th

February 19th is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year (316 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 19th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 19th

1473 Nicolas Copernicus (astronomer)

Nicolas Copernicus

1859 Svante Arrhenius (scientist - one of the founders of physical chemistry)

1924 Lee Marvin (actor)

1924 David Bronstein (chess player)


1940 Smokey Robinson (singer)

Smokey Robinson

1946 Karen Silkwood (activist)

1948 Tony Iommi (guitarist - Black Sabbath)

1948 Pim Fortuyn (Dutch politician)

1954 Sócrates (soccer player)

1955 Jeff Daniels (actor)

1957 Falco (singer)

1957 Ray Winstone (actor)

1960 Prince Andrew, Duke of York (British royal)

Prince Andrew

1954 Justin Fashanu (soccer player)

1961 Leslie Ash (actress)

1963 Seal (singer)

1976 Beth Rigby (journalist)

1985 Haylie Duff (singer, actress)

February 19th in History

1674 Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam is transferred to England by treaty and becomes New York.

1726 Supreme Privy Council established in Russia.

1836 Province of South Australia established.

1861 Serfdom abolished in Russia.

1878 Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph.

Thomas Edison

1881 Kansas is the first US state to prohibit alcoholic beverages.

1941 First of three successive nights of German bombing ("Three Nights Blitz") devastates the city center of Swansea.

1960 UK grants Cyprus independence which is formally proclaimed the following year.

1985 William J. Schroeder is the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.

2003 Last time that a signal was detected from the Pioneer 10 spacecraft.


February 19th is also

National Chocolate Mint Day


People born on February 19th are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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