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Wednesday February 22, 2017

February 22: Day of the Week

February 22, 2017 is the 53rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1819
    By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  • 1862
    Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
  • 1879
    In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
  • 1948
    Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
  • 1973
    Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
  • 1980
    Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
  • 1986
    Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • 2002
    Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1732
    George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
  • 1929
    James Hong, American actor
  • 1940
    Judy Cornwell, English actress
  • 1941
    Giorgos Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer
  • 1944
    Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player
  • 1964
    Gigi Fernandez, Puerto Rican tennis player
  • 1968
    Jayson Williams, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Chris Moyles, English DJ
  • 1982
    Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
  • 1990
    Luca Profeta, Italian footballer

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