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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1739Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin.
- 1909The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
- 1945World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
- 1945World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.
- 1945World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is completely destroyed in a raid by 379 British bombers.
- 1954The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.
- 1987Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
- 1991Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.
- 1999An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.
- 2007A 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?
- 1744Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
- 1842Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
- 1901Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
- 1924Claude Sautet, French film director (d. 2000)
- 1951Ed Jones, American football player
- 1954Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
- 1955Howard Jones, British pop singer
- 1967Tamsin Greig, English actress
- 1986Jerod Mayo, American football player
- 1986Ola Svensson, Swedish pop singer
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