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.
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)
- 1819By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
- 1862Jefferson 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.
- 1879In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
- 1942World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
- 1948Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
- 1958Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
- 1973Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
- 1980Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
- 1986Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
- 2002Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1732George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
- 1929James Hong, American actor
- 1940Judy Cornwell, English actress
- 1941Giorgos Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer
- 1944Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player
- 1964Gigi Fernandez, Puerto Rican tennis player
- 1968Jayson Williams, American basketball player
- 1974Chris Moyles, English DJ
- 1982Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
- 1990Luca Profeta, Italian footballer
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