February 23: Day of the Week
February 23, 2021 is the 54th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1455Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
- 1660Charles XI becomes King of Sweden.
- 1739Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin.
- 1903Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
- 1909The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
- 1945World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp.
- 1974The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
- 1981In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
- 1991In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
- 1999Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
Who were born on February 23?
- 1417Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
- 1729Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
- 1842Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
- 1889Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)
- 1938Paul Morrissey, American film director
- 1947Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
- 1949Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut
- 1953Kenny Bee,Hong Kong actor,musician and singer
- 1953Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
- 1971Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer
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