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Wednesday February 22, 2017

February 22: Day of the Week

February 22, 2017 was the 53rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1371
    Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
  • 1495
    King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
  • 1632
    Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
  • 1819
    By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
  • 1944
    World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
  • 1974
    The 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.
  • 1980
    Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1040
    Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
  • 1756
    Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
  • 1886
    Hugo Ball, German author and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1900
    Seán Ó Faoláin, Irish author (d. 1991)
  • 1918
    Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • 1926
    Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1955
    Gordon Banks, American guitarist
  • 1969
    Clinton Kelly, American TV personality
  • 1970
    Ravi Vakil, Canadian-American mathematician
  • 1982
    Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress

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