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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)

  • 1836
    The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista – In Mexico, American troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • 1861
    President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1887
    The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
  • 1900
    In South Africa, Boers and British troops fight in the Battle of Hart’s Hill.
  • 1909
    The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
  • 1947
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
  • 1974
    The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
  • 1998
    In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.
  • 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?

  • 1929
    Elston Howard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1955
    Howard Jones, British pop singer
  • 1966
    Neal McDonough, American actor
  • 1967
    Tamsin Greig, English actress
  • 1968
    Justin Bell, British racing driver
  • 1975
    Natalia Verbeke, Argentine actress
  • 1979
    S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
  • 1982
    Karan Singh, Indian actor
  • 1982
    Malia Metella, French swimmer
  • 1983
    Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player

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