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.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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)
- 1836The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
- 1847Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista – In Mexico, American troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- 1861President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
- 1887The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
- 1900In South Africa, Boers and British troops fight in the Battle of Hart’s Hill.
- 1909The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
- 1947The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
- 1974The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
- 1998In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.
- 2007A 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?
- 1929Elston Howard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
- 1955Howard Jones, British pop singer
- 1966Neal McDonough, American actor
- 1967Tamsin Greig, English actress
- 1968Justin Bell, British racing driver
- 1975Natalia Verbeke, Argentine actress
- 1979S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
- 1982Karan Singh, Indian actor
- 1982Malia Metella, French swimmer
- 1983Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.