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What Happened on February 23rd This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Four simultaneous prison riots leave at least 62 people dead in Ecuador.
2020 Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old African-American citizen, is shot and murdered by three white men after visiting a house under construction while jogging at a neighborhood in Satilla Shores near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia.
2019 Atlas Air Flight 3591, a Boeing 767 freighter, 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 .mw-parser-output .frac{white-space:nowrap}.mw-parser-output .frac .num,.mw-parser-output .frac .den{font-size:80%;line-height:0;vertical-align:super}.mw-parser-output .frac .den{vertical-align:sub}.mw-parser-output .sr-only{border:0;clip:rect(0,0,0,0);height:1px;margin:-1px;overflow:hidden;padding:0;position:absolute;width:1px}2+1⁄2 million liters of diesel
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 Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
1999 An avalanche buries the town of Galtür, Austria, killing 31.[13]
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.
1988 Saddam Hussein begins the Anfal genocide against Kurds and Assyrians in northern Iraq.
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.
1971 Operation Lam Son 719: South Vietnamese General Do Cao Tri was killed in a helicopter crash en route to taking control of the faltering campaign.
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.
1958 Five-time Argentine Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio is kidnapped by rebels involved in the Cuban Revolution, on the eve of the Cuban Grand Prix. He was released the following day after the race.
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 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 all 2,147 captives of the Los Baños internment camp, in what General Colin Powell later would refer to as "the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies."
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 Poznań. 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 The Cavan Orphanage fire kills thirty-five girls and an elderly cook.
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".
1901 present
1900 Second Boer War: During the Battle of the Tugela Heights, the first British attempt to take Hart's Hill fails.
1898 Émile 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 Đồng Đăng 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 and the conspirators arrested.
1778 American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to help to train the Continental Army.
1763 Berbice slave uprising in Guyana: The first major slave revolt in South America.[6]
1601 1900
1455 Traditionally the date of publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
705 Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.
628 Khosrow II, last Sasanian shah of Iran, is overthrown.
532 Byzantine emperor Justinian I lays the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople
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
1928 Vasily Lazarev, Russian colonel, physician, and astronaut (d. 1990)
1958 David Sylvian, English singer-songwriter
1977 Kristina Šmigun-Vähi, Estonian skier
1948 Trevor Cherry, English footballer (d. 2020)
1987 Theophilus London, Trinidadian-American singer-songwriter and producer
1927 Régine Crespin, French soprano and actress (d. 2007)
1963 Radosław Sikorski, Polish journalist and politician, 11th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
1951 Debbie Friedman, American singer-songwriter of Jewish melodies (d. 2011)
1973 Jeff Nordgaard, American-Polish basketball player
1904 Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (d. 1980)
Famous People Deaths On February 23

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Date Name
1603 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)
1821 John Keats, English poet (b. 1795)
2010 Orlando Zapata, Cuban plumber and activist (b. 1967)
00 1900
1999 The Renegade, American wrestler (b. 1965)
1447 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1390)
2011 Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious leader, founded Sahaja Yoga (b. 1923)
2007 John Ritchie, English footballer (b. 1941)
2021 Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabian politician (b. 1930)
1974 Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1895)