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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
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February 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1660Charles XI becomes King of Sweden.
- 1778American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
- 1883Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
- 1887The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
- 1898Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing “J'accuse”, a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
- 1905Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club.
- 1934Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
- 1958Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
- 1997A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir.
- 1999Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
Who were born on February 23?
- 1889Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)
- 1901Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
- 1947Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
- 1958David Sylvian, English musician (Japan, Nine Horses)
- 1962Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensrÿche)
- 1965John Norum, Norwegian guitarist (Europe)
- 1970Marie-Josée Croze, Canadian actress
- 1976Kelly Macdonald, British actress
- 1979S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
- 1983Aziz Ansari, Indian-American comedian
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