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.
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)
- 1632Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
- 1819By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
- 1856The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- 1915World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
- 1943World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
- 1944World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
- 1957Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
- 1973Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
- 1995The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
- 1997In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1040Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
- 1892Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)
- 1936J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist and microbiologist; Nobel laureate
- 1950Julie Walters, English actress
- 1962Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
- 1973Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer
- 1974James Blunt, English musician
- 1975Drew Barrymore, American actress
- 1983Penny Flame, American pornographic actress
- 1988Ximena Navarrete, Mexican beauty queen, Miss Universe 2010
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