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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)

  • 303
    Roman Emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
  • 1820
    Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
  • 1836
    The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1854
    The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
  • 1896
    The Tootsie Roll is invented.
  • 1905
    Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club.
  • 1941
    Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
  • 1945
    World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
  • 1966
    In Syria, Baath party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin Hafiz, also a Baathist.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1583
    Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
  • 1889
    Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
  • 1899
    Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • 1914
    Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • 1923
    Mary Francis Shura, American writer (d. 1991)
  • 1923
    Yiannis Grivas, Greek judge, 87th Prime Minister of Greece
  • 1941
    Ron Hunt, baseball player
  • 1958
    Tony Barrell, English writer and journalist
  • 1972
    Alessandro Sturba, Italian footballer
  • 1981
    Charles Tillman, American football player

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