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Tuesday February 23, 2021

February 23: Day of the Week

February 23, 2021 is the 54th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1455
    Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
  • 1660
    Charles XI becomes King of Sweden.
  • 1739
    Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin.
  • 1903
    Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
  • 1909
    The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
  • 1945
    World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp.
  • 1974
    The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
  • 1981
    In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
  • 1991
    In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
  • 1999
    Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.

Who were born on February 23?

  • 1417
    Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
  • 1729
    Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • 1842
    Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
  • 1889
    Victor Fleming, American director (d. 1949)
  • 1938
    Paul Morrissey, American film director
  • 1947
    Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
  • 1949
    Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut
  • 1953
    Kenny Bee,Hong Kong actor,musician and singer
  • 1953
    Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • 1971
    Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer

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