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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 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)

  • 1854
    The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
  • 1918
    First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser’s German troops near Narva and Pskov. In honor of this victory, the date is celebrated from 1923 onward as “Red Army Day”; it is renamed Defender of the Fatherland Day after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is colloquially known as “Men’s Day”.
  • 1945
    World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
  • 1955
    First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
  • 1974
    The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
  • 1997
    A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir.
  • 1998
    In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.
  • 1999
    An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.
  • 1999
    Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 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?

  • 1899
    Norman Taurog, American film director (d. 1981)
  • 1923
    Miljenko Smoje, Dalmatian writer and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1941
    Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • 1944
    Johnny Winter, American musician
  • 1970
    Niecy Nash, American actress
  • 1975
    Robert Lopez, American composer
  • 1978
    René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
  • 1983
    Emily Blunt, British actress
  • 1989
    Evan Bates, American ice dancer
  • 1992
    Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

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