February 22: Day of the Week
February 22, 2021 was the 53rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1744War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
- 1847Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
- 1872The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
- 1879In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
- 1889President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
- 1904The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
- 1942World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
- 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.
- 1983The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
- 1995The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1403Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
- 1705Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (d. 1735)
- 1874Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
- 1928Paul Dooley, American actor
- 1929James Hong, American actor
- 1950Julius Erving, American basketball player
- 1956Hugh Hewitt, American religious leader
- 1973Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
- 1974Chris Moyles, English DJ
- 1976Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player
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