On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 2002

Historical Events

  • NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

Famous Deaths

  • Sylvia Rivera, American gay liberation and transgender activist and drag queen, dies of liver cancer at 50
2002 Highlights

About February 19, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces