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.
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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)
- 1455Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
- 1820Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
- 1905Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club.
- 1909The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
- 1934Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
- 1944The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
- 1945World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
- 1958Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
- 1966In Syria, Baath party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin Hafiz, also a Baathist.
- 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?
- 1648Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
- 1878Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (d. 1935)
- 1923Miljenko Smoje, Dalmatian writer and journalist (d. 1995)
- 1938Paul Morrissey, American film director
- 1944John Sandford, American novelist
- 1951Ed Jones, American football player
- 1958Tony Barrell, English writer and journalist
- 1972Rondell White, American baseball player
- 1976Kelly Macdonald, British actress
- 1983Emily Blunt, British actress
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