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Wednesday February 23, 2022

February 23: Day of the Week

February 23, 2022 was the 54th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1778
    American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
  • 1821
    Alexander Ypsilantis starts the Greek War of Independence in Iași, Wallachia, modern-day Romania.
  • 1846
    John Henry Newman leaves the Church of England and is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1861
    President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1870
    In the United States, post-Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
  • 1887
    The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
  • 1909
    The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the California coastline near Santa Barbara.
  • 1945
    World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp.
  • 1987
    Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1850
    César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
  • 1904
    Terence Fisher, English film director (d. 1980)
  • 1933
    Donna J. Stone, American poet (d. 1994)
  • 1940
    Peter Fonda, American actor
  • 1945
    Allan Boesak, South African activist
  • 1951
    Ed Jones, American football player
  • 1959
    Clayton Anderson, American astronaut
  • 1965
    Helena Suková, Czech former tennis player
  • 1966
    Neal McDonough, American actor
  • 1978
    Jo Joyner, English actress

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