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Friday February 22, 2019

February 22: Day of the Week

February 22, 2019 was the 53rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1632
    Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
  • 1819
    By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  • 1856
    The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1915
    World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • 1943
    World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 1944
    World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1973
    Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
  • 1995
    The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • 1997
    In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1040
    Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
  • 1892
    Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)
  • 1936
    J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist and microbiologist; Nobel laureate
  • 1950
    Julie Walters, English actress
  • 1962
    Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
  • 1973
    Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer
  • 1974
    James Blunt, English musician
  • 1975
    Drew Barrymore, American actress
  • 1983
    Penny Flame, American pornographic actress
  • 1988
    Ximena Navarrete, Mexican beauty queen, Miss Universe 2010

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