February 22: Day of the Week
February 22, 2020 was the 53rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1819By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
- 1847Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
- 1853Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1972The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
- 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.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1887Ksawery Tartakower, Polish chess player (d. 1956)
- 1918Don Pardo, American announcer
- 1918Robert Wadlow, World’s tallest ever human (d. 1940)
- 1921David Greene, British director (d. 2003)
- 1927Florencio Campomanes, Filipino political scientist (d. 2010)
- 1928Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer
- 1932Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)
- 1947Harvey Mason, Jazz drummer
- 1947Richard North Patterson, American author
- 1973Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
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