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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1739Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin.
- 1870In the United States, post-Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
- 1896The Tootsie Roll is invented.
- 1917First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution.
- 1945World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
- 1945World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
- 1980Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran’s parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
- 1987Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
- 2008A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes on Guam. It is the first operational loss of a B-2.
- 2010Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
Who were born on February 23?
- 1889Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
- 1923Mary Francis Shura, American writer (d. 1991)
- 1931Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist (d. 2004)
- 1959Clayton Anderson, American astronaut
- 1969Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer
- 1971Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer
- 1978René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
- 1979S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
- 1983Courtney Culkin, American Playboy Playmate
- 1983Mido, Egyptian footballer
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