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What Happened on February 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Atlas Air Flight 3591 crashes into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, killing all three people on board.
2017 The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army captures Al-Bab from ISIL.
2012 A series of attacks across Iraq leave at least 83 killed and more than 250 injured.
2010 Unknown criminals pour more than 2⿿1ⁿ2 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster.
2008 A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber crashes on Guam, marking the first operational loss of a B-2.
2007 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 88. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
1999 Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah ÿcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
1998 In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42 people.
1991 In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
1987 Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
1983 The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
1981 In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
1980 Iran hostage crisis: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
1974 The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
1966 In Syria, Ba'ath Party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin al-Hafiz, also a Baathist.
1954 The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.
1947 International Organization for Standardization is founded.
1945 World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a U.S. Navy hospital 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 capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
1945 World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznaſ. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
1945 World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is annihilated in a raid by 379 British bombers.
1944 The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.
1943 A fire breaks out at Saint Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 35 children and one adult.
1943 Greek Resistance: The United Panhellenic Organization of Youth is founded in Greece.
1942 World War II: Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the coastline near Santa Barbara, California.
1941 Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
1934 Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
1927 U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
1927 German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.
1917 First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution (March 8 in the Gregorian calendar).
1909 The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
1905 Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club.
1903 Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
1900 Second Boer War: During the Battle of the Tugela Heights, the first British attempt to take Hart's Hill fails.
1898 ÿmile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing J'Accuse⿦!, a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
1887 The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
1886 Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of aluminium from the electrolysis of aluminium oxide, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.
1885 Sino-French War: French Army gains an important victory in the Battle of Đỿng ĐĿng in the Tonkin region of Vietnam.
1883 Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an anti-trust law.
1870 Reconstruction Era: Post-U.S. Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
1854 The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
1847 Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista: In Mexico, American troops under future president General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
1836 Texas Revolution: The Siege of the Alamo (prelude to the Battle of the Alamo) begins in San Antonio, Texas.
1820 Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
1778 American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
1739 At York Castle, the outlaw Dick Turpin is identified by his former schoolteacher. Turpin had been using the name Richard Palmer.
1554 Mapuche forces, under the leadership of Lautaro, score a victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile.
1455 Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
532 Byzantine emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople ⿿ the Hagia Sophia.
303 Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.
Famous People Born on February 23

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Year Name
1988 Nicolás Gaitán, Argentinian footballer
1970 Niecy Nash, American actress and producer
1842 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher and author (d. 1906)
1954 Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan physician and academic (d. 1989)
1904 Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (d. 1980)
1975 Ryan McCourt, Canadian artist
1948 Steve Priest, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1899 Erich Kästner, German author and poet (d. 1974)
1969 Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer
1951 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, American football player and boxer
Famous People Deaths On February 23

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Date Name
1620 Nicholas Fuller, English politician (b. 1543)
2016 Peter Lustig, German television host and author (b. 1937)
943 Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884)
908 Li Keyong, Shatuo military governor during the Tang Dynasty in China (b. 856)
715 Al-Walid I, Umayyad caliph (b. 668)
2006 Telmo Zarra, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
1965 Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (b. 1890)
2014 Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English Holocaust survivor, pianist and educator (b. 1903)
1946 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (b. 1885)
1930 Horst Wessel, German SA officer (b. 1907)