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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1371Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
- 1632Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
- 1819By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
- 1847Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
- 1856The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- 1882The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
- 1889President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
- 1944World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
- 1974Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
- 1979Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1440Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1457)
- 1796Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1874)
- 1825Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
- 1899Dwight Frye, American actor (d. 1943)
- 1941Giorgos Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer
- 1952Cyrinda Foxe, American model (d. 2002)
- 1962Lenda Murray, American bodybuilder
- 1978Jenny Frost, British singer/presenter/model/DJ (Atomic Kitten)
- 1982Dichen Lachman, Australian Actress
- 1986Miko Hughes, American actor
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