February 22: Day of the Week
February 22, 2019 was the 53rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1632Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
- 1797The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
- 1855The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania)
- 1872The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
- 1909The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
- 1948Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
- 1957Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
- 1958Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
- 1995The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
- 2002Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1817Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
- 1908Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
- 1917Jane Bowles, American playwright (d. 1973)
- 1928Paul Dooley, American actor
- 1947Frank P. Tomasulo, American film professor and critic
- 1955David Axelrod, American political consultant
- 1966Thorsten Kaye, German actor
- 1979Brett Emerton, Australian footballer
- 1982Dichen Lachman, Australian Actress
- 1982Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
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