What happened this day in history February 23, 1945

What are the important events that happened on February 23, 1945? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 23, 1945: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 23, 1945 is the 54th day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 10, 1945 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $2,536.40. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 23, 1945 Historical Events

  • 1945
    World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is completely destroyed in a raid by 379 British bombers.
  • 1945
    World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.

Who were born on February 23, 1945?

  • 1945
    Allan Boesak, South African activist

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