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Thursday February 23, 2017

February 23: Day of the Week

February 23, 2017 was the 54th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.

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February 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1660
    Charles XI becomes King of Sweden.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
  • 1883
    Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
  • 1887
    The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
  • 1898
    Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing “J'accuse”, a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
  • 1905
    Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club.
  • 1934
    Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
  • 1958
    Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
  • 1997
    A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir.
  • 1999
    Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1889
    Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)
  • 1901
    Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • 1947
    Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
  • 1958
    David Sylvian, English musician (Japan, Nine Horses)
  • 1962
    Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensrÿche)
  • 1965
    John Norum, Norwegian guitarist (Europe)
  • 1970
    Marie-Josée Croze, Canadian actress
  • 1976
    Kelly Macdonald, British actress
  • 1979
    S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
  • 1983
    Aziz Ansari, Indian-American comedian

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