February 23: Day of the Week
February 23, 2021 was the 54th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 303Roman Emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
- 1846John Henry Newman leaves the Church of England and is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
- 1854The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
- 1870In the United States, post-Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
- 1886Charles 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.
- 1900In South Africa, Boers and British troops fight in the Battle of Hart’s Hill.
- 1917First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution.
- 1944The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
- 1991Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
- 1997A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir.
Who were born on February 23?
- 1417Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
- 1852Emperor Duc Duc (pronounced “dzup-duc”), the fifth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1883)
- 1889Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)
- 1954Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
- 1959Clayton Anderson, American astronaut
- 1965John Norum, Norwegian guitarist (Europe)
- 1978Jo Joyner, English actress
- 1978René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
- 1983Courtney Culkin, American Playboy Playmate
- 1986Ola Svensson, Swedish pop singer
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