February 22: Day of the Week
February 22, 2021 was the 53rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1853Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1942World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
- 1948Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
- 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.
- 1979Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
- 1995The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
- 2006At least six men stage Britain’s biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
Who were born on February 22?
- 1612George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (d. 1677)
- 1900Seán Ó Faoláin, Irish author (d. 1991)
- 1921Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
- 1922Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
- 1923Norman Smith (record producer), English singer and record producer (d. 2008)
- 1948Dennis Awtrey, American basketball player
- 1965Dean Karr, American director and photographer
- 1967Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
- 1969Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer
- 1974James Blunt, English musician
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