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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)

  • 1820
    Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
  • 1836
    The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista – In Mexico, American troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • 1870
    In the United States, post-Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
  • 1887
    The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
  • 1898
    Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing “J'accuse”, a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
  • 1927
    President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran’s parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
  • 2008
    A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes on Guam. It is the first operational loss of a B-2.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1646
    Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
  • 1729
    Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • 1852
    Emperor Duc Duc (pronounced “dzup-duc”), the fifth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1883)
  • 1923
    Yiannis Grivas, Greek judge, 87th Prime Minister of Greece
  • 1938
    Paul Morrissey, American film director
  • 1941
    Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • 1945
    Allan Boesak, South African activist
  • 1971
    Jeong Chan, South Korean actor
  • 1978
    Jo Joyner, English actress
  • 1978
    René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)

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