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.
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.
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February 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1495King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
- 1632Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
- 1744War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
- 1853Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1889President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
- 1915World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
- 1943World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
- 1957Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
- 1983The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
- 2011An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1906Humayun Kabir, Indian educationist and politician (d. 1969)
- 1936J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist and microbiologist; Nobel laureate
- 1940Judy Cornwell, English actress
- 1955Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1962Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)
- 1966Aiden Shaw, English pornographic actor
- 1966Thorsten Kaye, German actor
- 1967Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
- 1968Shawn Graham, Canadian politician
- 1979Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
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