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Saturday February 23, 2019

February 23: Day of the Week

February 23, 2019 is the 54th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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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.
  • 1870
    In the United States, post-Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
  • 1883
    Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
  • 1886
    Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister Julia Brainerd Hall.
  • 1896
    The Tootsie Roll is invented.
  • 1903
    Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
  • 1927
    President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
  • 1943
    A fire breaks out at St. Joseph’s Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 36 people (35 of whom are children).
  • 1945
    World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is completely destroyed in a raid by 379 British bombers.
  • 1998
    In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1680
    Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer and Governor of Louisiana (d. 1767)
  • 1868
    W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights leader (d. 1963)
  • 1932
    Majel Barrett, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1946
    Rusty Young, American country-rock guitarist (Poco)
  • 1947
    John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1951
    Patricia Richardson, American actress
  • 1962
    Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensrÿche)
  • 1974
    Herschelle Gibbs, South African cricketer
  • 1978
    Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
  • 1983
    Mido, Egyptian footballer

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