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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1847Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
- 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.
- 1958Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
- 1973Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
- 1974Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
- 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.
- 1994Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
- 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?
- 1705Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (d. 1735)
- 1796Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)
- 1889Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
- 1899Dwight Frye, American actor (d. 1943)
- 1918Don Pardo, American announcer
- 1950Julie Walters, English actress
- 1962Lenda Murray, American bodybuilder
- 1962Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)
- 1975Drew Barrymore, American actress
- 1983Shaun Tait, Australian cricketer
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