February 22: Day of the Week
February 22, 2023 is the 53rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 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.
- 1882The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
- 1909The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
- 1942World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
- 1973Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
- 1979Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
- 1983The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
- 1997In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
- 2011An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1880Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
- 1902Fritz Strassmann, German physicist (d. 1980)
- 1903Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
- 1903Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (d. 1990)
- 1903Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
- 1921Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
- 1969Clinton Kelly, American TV personality
- 1977Timo Rose, German filmmaker
- 1986Miko Hughes, American actor
- 1988Kévin Borlée, Belgian athlete
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