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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 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.

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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)

  • 1371
    Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
  • 1797
    The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
  • 1879
    In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
  • 1882
    The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
  • 1904
    The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1915
    World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1864
    Jules Renard, French author (d. 1910)
  • 1895
    Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician (d. 1979)
  • 1900
    Luis Buñuel, Spanish-born film director (d. 1983)
  • 1908
    Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • 1921
    Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
  • 1923
    Norman Smith (record producer), English singer and record producer (d. 2008)
  • 1926
    Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1963
    Devon Malcolm, English Cricketer
  • 1982
    Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player

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