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Saturday February 23, 2019

February 23: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1660
    Charles XI becomes King of Sweden.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
  • 1836
    The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1870
    In the United States, post-Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
  • 1896
    The Tootsie Roll is invented.
  • 1927
    German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.
  • 1941
    Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
  • 1999
    Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 2005
    The controversial French law on colonialism is passed, requiring teachers to teach the “positive values of colonialism”. After public outcry, it is repealed at the beginning of 2006.
  • 2007
    A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1685
    George Frideric Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
  • 1744
    Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
  • 1923
    Miljenko Smoje, Dalmatian writer and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1923
    Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • 1928
    Hans Herrmann, German race car driver
  • 1951
    Patricia Richardson, American actress
  • 1958
    David Sylvian, English musician (Japan, Nine Horses)
  • 1972
    Steve Holy, American country singer
  • 1973
    Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • 1981
    Gareth Barry, English footballer

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