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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1848
    The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
  • 1883
    Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
  • 1896
    The Tootsie Roll is invented.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
  • 1980
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran’s parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
  • 1981
    In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
  • 1983
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • 1991
    In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
  • 1999
    An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1417
    Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
  • 1889
    John Gilbert Winant, American politician (d. 1947)
  • 1915
    Jon Hall, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1928
    Hans Herrmann, German race car driver
  • 1932
    Majel Barrett, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    Paul Morrissey, American film director
  • 1961
    Kelly Hansen, American drummer (Summer Lights)
  • 1962
    Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensrÿche)
  • 1975
    Natalia Verbeke, Argentine actress
  • 1976
    Scott Elarton, American baseball player

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