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 2020 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 2020 calendar.
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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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Rat is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
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Only 1 in 20 babies are born on their actual due date. A normal pregnancy often lasts from 38 to 42 weeks, which keeps the majority of parents guessing right up until delivery day.
Pregnancy Week 17 Highlights
Your baby is as big as a large onion.
At 17 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a large onion. Baby's body fat is starting to develop, along with fingerprints. Your appetite is likely increasing, and you may be contending with some heartburn and indigestion.
Fun Facts About February 19 Babies
Your baby’s birthstone will be an amethyst
This warm purple quartz gem invokes peace, stability and bravery.
Your baby will be a Pisces
Your little one will be compassionate, affectionate, calm and wise with a bit of an artistic side.
Millie Bobby Brown was born on February 19, 2004
Millie Bobby Brown is an actress best known as Eleven on the Netflix series Stranger Things.
2020 Daily Holidays that fall on February 19, include:
Best Friends Day (SpongeBob Squarepants)
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday
Iwo Jima Day
National Chocolate Mint Day
National Lashes Day
Vet Girls Rock Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include February 19, are:
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 16-22, 2020 (Third Week in February)
Build a Better Trade Show Image Week - February 16-22, 2020 (Third Full Week in February)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
Learning Disabilities Week - February 17-20, 2020
Love Teaching Week - February 14-21
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 12, 2020)
National Condom Week - February 14-21
National Date Week (Fruit) - February 14-23, 2020
National Engineer's Week - February 16-22, 2020 (Third Full Week in February)
National Entrepreneurship Week - February 15-22, 2020
National FFA Week - February 15-22, 2020
National Green Week - February 2 - April 30, 2020
National Nestbox Week - February 14-21
NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 16-22, 2020
Take Your Family to School Week - February 16-23, 2020
Through with the Chew (Chewing Tobacco) - February 16-22, 2020 (Third Full Week in February)
2020 Monthly Holidays that include February 19, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2020 dates are January 5 - February 20, 2020
Carnival of Venice - February 8-25, 2020 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 13, 2020 - March 14, 2020 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Cricket World Cup - February 13 - March 29, 2020
The Astrological Sign for February 19 is Pisces.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:
Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, The Dirty Dozen) (d. 1987)
1940 – Smokey Robinson, American singer for The Miracles (Tears of a Clown)
1955 – Jeff Daniels, American actor (Terms of Endearment)
1960 – Prince Andrew, Duke of York
1963 – Seal, English singer (Kiss By a Rose)
1966 – Justine Bateman, American actress (Family Ties)
1967 – Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor (Traffic)
1933 - Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer, dies at 77
2003 – Johnny Paycheck, American singer (Take this Job and Shove it) (b. 1938)
2012 - Steve Kordek, American pinball machine designer, dies at 100
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1934 - Bob & Dolores Hope marry
Bob Hope got married on this day in 1934 to his second wife Dolores, and remained married to her for 69 years. He celebrated his 100th birthday on May 29, 2003 and passed away on July 27, 2003. He made 57 tours for the United Services Organization (USO) between 1942 and 1988 entertaining the troops. (see our Military Holidays page!)
Quote of the Day
"True friendship is when two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side. ~ Josh Grayson
"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation." ~ Oscar Wilde
"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable." ~ David Tyson
"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you." ~ Winnie the Pooh
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~Walter Winchell
"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." ~ Elbert Hubbard
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 19 is a Healthy Waffle Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1807 - US Vice President Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason - he was later found innocent
1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party at Donner Summit / Donner Lake in Truckee, California
1856 - Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith
1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph
1881 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1884 – More than sixty tornadoes strike the South areas of the United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. 800 people were killed
1913 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
1942 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
1942 - FD Roosevelt orders detention & internment of all west coast Japanese-Americans
1944 - 823 British bombers attack Berlin, Germany
1945 – World War II - Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
1963 - USSR informs US President John F. Kennedy it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1985 - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1987 - Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
2001 – The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
The Donner Memorial State Park, is a California State Park located in Truckee, California, has a Museum full of information about the Donner Party. There are also annual Donner Party hikes in the area.
This Day in Music
1942 - Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded I'll Take Tallulah
1974 - The First Annual American Music Awards, Dick Clark's answer to the Grammys, is broadcast on ABC
1976 : Donna Summer's Love To Love You Baby is certified gold.
1977 - Natalie Cole wins a Grammy for Sophisticated Lady, Best R&B Female Vocal Performance.
1977 - Barry Manilow wins a Grammy for I Write The Songs, Song of the Year.
1977 - Fleetwood Mac's, Rumours album is released. It holds the #1 spot for 31 weeks, and becomes the biggest-selling album by a rock band.
1984 - Van Halen's Jump hits #1
Fleetwood Mac, was one of my favorite bands through high school and college. Above is their song, Dreams from their Rumours album that was released on this day in 1977.
This Day in Sports
1928 - 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1928 - Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
1942 - NY Yankees announce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
1984 - 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984 - 1st set of brothers to win the Gold & Silver medal in the same event at the Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre - Slalom)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (South-West England) A hill.
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