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Saturday February 22, 2020

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.

February 2020
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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)

  • 1819
    By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
  • 1853
    Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1872
    The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
  • 1909
    The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
  • 1924
    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1972
    The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
  • 1973
    Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
  • 1979
    Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1887
    Ksawery Tartakower, Polish chess player (d. 1956)
  • 1918
    Don Pardo, American announcer
  • 1918
    Robert Wadlow, World’s tallest ever human (d. 1940)
  • 1921
    David Greene, British director (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Florencio Campomanes, Filipino political scientist (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer
  • 1932
    Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Harvey Mason, Jazz drummer
  • 1947
    Richard North Patterson, American author
  • 1973
    Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete

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