February 22: Day of the Week
February 22, 2019 is the 53rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1371Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
- 1632Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
- 1797The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
- 1862Jefferson 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.
- 1872The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
- 1924U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
- 1957Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
- 1974Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
- 1974The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
- 1979Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1612George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
- 1874Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
- 1880Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
- 1887Ksawery Tartakower, Polish chess player (d. 1956)
- 1897Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
- 1898Thillaiaadi Valliammai, a Tamil satyagrahi from South Africa (d. 1914)
- 1929Donald May, American actor
- 1963Vijay Singh, Fijian golfer
- 1968Elna Reinach, South African tennis player
- 1989Anna Sundstrand, Swedish singer (Play)
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