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Tuesday February 23, 2016

February 23: Day of the Week

February 23, 2016 was the 54th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1846
    John Henry Newman leaves the Church of England and is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1887
    The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
  • 1896
    The Tootsie Roll is invented.
  • 1900
    In South Africa, Boers and British troops fight in the Battle of Hart’s Hill.
  • 1927
    German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.
  • 1945
    World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
  • 1958
    Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
  • 1997
    A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir.
  • 1999
    An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.
  • 2007
    A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1583
    Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
  • 1723
    Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
  • 1933
    Donna J. Stone, American poet (d. 1994)
  • 1950
    Maxi, Irish singer and radio personality
  • 1961
    Kelly Hansen, American drummer (Summer Lights)
  • 1969
    Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer
  • 1971
    Melinda Messenger, English television presenter
  • 1979
    S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
  • 1983
    Emily Blunt, British actress
  • 1992
    Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

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