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Sunday February 23, 2020

February 23: Day of the Week

February 23, 2020 was the 54th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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

February 2020
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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)

  • 1861
    President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
  • 1917
    First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution.
  • 1943
    A fire breaks out at St. Joseph’s Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 36 people (35 of whom are children).
  • 1974
    The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
  • 1987
    Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
  • 1998
    In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.
  • 2008
    A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes on Guam. It is the first operational loss of a B-2.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1646
    Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
  • 1850
    César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
  • 1915
    Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and pilot of B-29 “Enola Gay” over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • 1950
    Maxi, Irish singer and radio personality
  • 1955
    Howard Jones, British pop singer
  • 1962
    Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensrÿche)
  • 1963
    Bobby Bonilla, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Leko, American DJ
  • 1979
    S.E. Cupp, American author and political commentator
  • 1981
    Gareth Barry, English footballer

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