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Friday February 22, 2019

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.

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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.

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February 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1904
    The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1924
    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
  • 1944
    World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
  • 1948
    Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1974
    Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 1983
    The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
  • 1994
    Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
  • 2002
    Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1806
    Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
  • 1880
    Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1892
    Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)
  • 1923
    Bleddyn Williams, Welsh rugby player (d. 2009)
  • 1943
    Horst Köhler, President of Germany
  • 1961
    Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
  • 1969
    Clinton Kelly, American TV personality
  • 1970
    Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Miko Hughes, American actor
  • 1989
    Alia Sabur, American college educator

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