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Thursday February 22, 2018

February 22: Day of the Week

February 22, 2018 was the 53rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 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.

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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)

  • 1797
    The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1862
    Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1959
    Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 1972
    The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
  • 1973
    Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
  • 1979
    Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
  • 1983
    The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
  • 1986
    Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • 1995
    The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1732
    George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
  • 1857
    Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (d. 1894)
  • 1879
    Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist (d. 1947)
  • 1907
    Sheldon Leonard, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1926
    Bud Yorkin, American film director
  • 1950
    Ellen Greene, American actress
  • 1969
    Thomas Jane, American actor
  • 1970
    Ravi Vakil, Canadian-American mathematician
  • 1984
    Jodie Rivera, YouTube celebrity
  • 1989
    Anna Sundstrand, Swedish singer (Play)

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