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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
  • 1853
    Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1855
    The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania)
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 1973
    Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
  • 1974
    The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
  • 1994
    Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
  • 2006
    At least six men stage Britain’s biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • 2011
    An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1756
    Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • 1806
    Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
  • 1840
    August Bebel, German politician (d. 1913)
  • 1899
    Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • 1940
    Judy Cornwell, English actress
  • 1942
    Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
  • 1948
    John Ashton, American actor
  • 1968
    Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1969
    Thomas Jane, American actor
  • 1981
    Fredson Camara, Brazilian footballer

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