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Wednesday February 22, 2017

February 22: Day of the Week

February 22, 2017 was the 53rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.

February 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1632
    Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
  • 1853
    Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1856
    The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1882
    The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
  • 1924
    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • 1943
    World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1973
    Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
  • 1979
    Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1874
    Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
  • 1913
    George Holmes “Buddy” Tate, American jazz musician (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African Republic leader (d. 1996)
  • 1922
    Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Bud Yorkin, American film director
  • 1934
    Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
  • 1936
    Ádám Bodor, Hungarian writer from Transylvania
  • 1940
    Judy Cornwell, English actress
  • 1947
    Harvey Mason, Jazz drummer
  • 1963
    Devon Malcolm, English Cricketer

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