February 23, 2024 is the 54th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
February 23 Historical Event(s)
The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
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.
Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing “J'accuse”, a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club.
Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
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?
Samuel Pepys, English naval administrator and man of letters, posthumously famous as a diarist (d. 1703)
Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and pilot of B-29 “Enola Gay” over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut
Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
Ivan Vdović, also known as VD, Yugoslavian musician (Šarlo Akrobata) (d. 1992)
Michael Wilton, American musician (Queensrÿche)
Bobby Bonilla, American baseball player
Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer
Jeong Chan, South Korean actor
Melinda Messenger, English television presenter
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