February 23: Day of the Week
February 23, 2020 is the 54th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1836The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
- 1854The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
- 1887The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
- 1896The Tootsie Roll is invented.
- 1934Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
- 1945World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
- 1958Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
- 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.
- 2010Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.
Who were born on February 23?
- 1852Emperor Duc Duc (pronounced “dzup-duc”), the fifth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1883)
- 1923Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
- 1944John Sandford, American novelist
- 1951Patricia Richardson, American actress
- 1957Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (d. 2009)
- 1959Clayton Anderson, American astronaut
- 1967Tamsin Greig, English actress
- 1973Jack Case, American artist
- 1978Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
- 1986Emerson da Conceição, Brazilian footballer
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