February 22: Day of the Week
February 22, 2020 is the 53rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1797The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
- 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.
- 1862Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
- 1879In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
- 1944World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
- 1986Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
- 1994Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
- 2002Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1612George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
- 1788Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)
- 1796Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1874)
- 1824Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
- 1899Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
- 1902Fritz Strassmann, German physicist (d. 1980)
- 1923Norman Smith (record producer), English singer and record producer (d. 2008)
- 1952Bill Frist, American politician
- 1956Hugh Hewitt, American religious leader
- 1968Elna Reinach, South African tennis player
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