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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 303
    Roman Emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
  • 1455
    Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
  • 1848
    The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
  • 1854
    The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
  • 1883
    Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
  • 1947
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
  • 1966
    In Syria, Baath party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin Hafiz, also a Baathist.
  • 1987
    Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
  • 1998
    In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1685
    George Frideric Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
  • 1729
    Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • 1915
    Jon Hall, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1923
    Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • 1941
    Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • 1945
    Allan Boesak, South African activist
  • 1960
    Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan
  • 1968
    Justin Bell, British racing driver
  • 1971
    Melinda Messenger, English television presenter
  • 1972
    Alessandro Sturba, Italian footballer

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