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February 23rd, 2008 (February 23 2008)Eventa B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. The crew survived but the aircraft was written off, making it the most expensive air crash in human history (the aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). The B-2 had a perfect saftey record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.
February 23rd, 2008 (February 23 2008)DeathJanez Drnovsek, Slovenian prime minister and president (born in 1950)
February 23rd, 2008 (February 23 2008)DeathPaul Frere, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (born in 1917)
February 23rd, 2008 (February 23 2008)DeathDouglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (born in 1916)
February 23rd, 2007 (February 23 2007)EventJapan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
February 23rd, 2007 (February 23 2007)EventA train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, United Kingdom, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
February 23rd, 2007 (February 23 2007)DeathDonnie Brooks, American singer (born in 1936)
February 23rd, 2007 (February 23 2007)DeathJohn Ritchie, British footballer (born in 1941)
February 23rd, 2006 (February 23 2006)EventDubai Ports World agrees to postpone its plans to take over management of six U.S. ports after the proposal ignited harsh bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill.
February 23rd, 2006 (February 23 2006)DeathBenno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (born in 1922)
February 23rd, 2006 (February 23 2006)DeathTelmo Zarraonaindia, Spanish footballer (born in 1921)
February 23rd, 2005 (February 23 2005)EventSlovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.Vladimir Putin Quotes
February 23rd, 2005 (February 23 2005)EventVote of the controversial French law on colonialism, repealed start of 2006.
February 23rd, 2004 (February 23 2004)DeathVijay Anand, Indian film director (born in 1934)
February 23rd, 2004 (February 23 2004)DeathCarl Anderson, American singer (born in 1945)
February 23rd, 2004 (February 23 2004)DeathSikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (born in 1918)
February 23rd, 2004 (February 23 2004)DeathDon Cornell, American singer (born in 1919)
February 23rd, 2004 (February 23 2004)DeathCarl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (born in 1915)
February 23rd, 2003 (February 23 2003)DeathRobert K. Merton, American sociologist (born in 1910)
February 23rd, 2003 (February 23 2003)DeathHowie Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (born in 1955)Tom Petty Quotes
February 23rd, 2001 (February 23 2001)DeathRobert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (born in 1931)
February 23rd, 2000 (February 23 2000)DeathOfra Haza, Israeli singer (born in 1957)
February 23rd, 2000 (February 23 2000)DeathStanley Matthews, English footballer (born in 1915)
February 23rd, 1999 (February 23 1999)EventKurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
February 23rd, 1999 (February 23 1999)EventAn avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtur, killing 31.
February 23rd, 1999 (February 23 1999)DeathCarlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (born in 1942)
February 23rd, 1998 (February 23 1998)EventKissimmee Tornado Outbreak: Tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42.
February 23rd, 1998 (February 23 1998)EventOsama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders. Osama bin Laden Quotes
February 23rd, 1997 (February 23 1997)EventA large fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir.
February 23rd, 1997 (February 23 1997)DeathTony Williams, American jazz drummer (born in 1945)
February 23rd, 1995 (February 23 1995)DeathMelvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (born in 1942)
February 23rd, 1995 (February 23 1995)DeathJames Herriot, English writer (born in 1916)
February 23rd, 1994 (February 23 1994)BirthDakota Fanning, American actress
February 23rd, 1992 (February 23 1992)EventThe Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
February 23rd, 1992 (February 23 1992)DeathMarkos Vafiadis, Greek politician (born in 1906)
February 23rd, 1991 (February 23 1991)EventGulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabia border and enter Iraq, thus starting the ground-phase of the war.
February 23rd, 1991 (February 23 1991)EventIn Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d etat, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
February 23rd, 1990 (February 23 1990)DeathJose Napoleon Duarte, President of El Salvador (born in 1925)
February 23rd, 1989 (February 23 1989)BirthEvan Bates, American ice dancer
February 23rd, 1987 (February 23 1987)EventSupernova 1987a: A supernova is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
February 23rd, 1986 (February 23 1986)BirthHolly Brook, American musician
February 23rd, 1986 (February 23 1986)BirthKazuya Kamenashi, Japanese pop star (KAT-TUN)
February 23rd, 1986 (February 23 1986)BirthJerod Mayo, American Football player
February 23rd, 1983 (February 23 1983)EventThe Spanish Socialist government of Felipe Gonzalez and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of Jose Maria Ruiz Mateos.
February 23rd, 1983 (February 23 1983)EventThe United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
February 23rd, 1983 (February 23 1983)BirthMirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
February 23rd, 1983 (February 23 1983)BirthMido, Egyptian footballer
February 23rd, 1983 (February 23 1983)BirthEmily Blunt, British actress
February 23rd, 1983 (February 23 1983)BirthAziz Ansari, Indian American Comedian
February 23rd, 1983 (February 23 1983)DeathHerbert Howells, English composer (born in 1892)
February 23rd, 1982 (February 23 1982)BirthAdam Hann-Byrd, American actor
February 23rd, 1982 (February 23 1982)BirthKaran Singh Grover, Indian Television Actor
February 23rd, 1981 (February 23 1981)Event23-F, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d etat by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
February 23rd, 1981 (February 23 1981)BirthGareth Barry, English footballer
February 23rd, 1981 (February 23 1981)BirthCharles Tillman, American football player
February 23rd, 1980 (February 23 1980)EventAyatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran s parliament would decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
February 23rd, 1980 (February 23 1980)BirthKaran Singh Grover, an Indian television actor
February 23rd, 1979 (February 23 1979)BirthD-Roc, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)
February 23rd, 1979 (February 23 1979)DeathW.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (born in 1900)
February 23rd, 1978 (February 23 1978)BirthRene Perez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
February 23rd, 1978 (February 23 1978)BirthDan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 2003)
February 23rd, 1977 (February 23 1977)BirthKristina Smigun, Estonian cross-country skier
February 23rd, 1976 (February 23 1976)BirthKelly Macdonald, British actress
February 23rd, 1976 (February 23 1976)BirthScott Elarton, American baseball player
February 23rd, 1976 (February 23 1976)DeathLS Lowry, English artist (born in 1887)
February 23rd, 1975 (February 23 1975)EventIn response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.
February 23rd, 1975 (February 23 1975)BirthMichael Cornacchia, American actor
February 23rd, 1975 (February 23 1975)BirthRobert Lopez, American composer
February 23rd, 1975 (February 23 1975)BirthNatalia Verbeke, Argentine actress
February 23rd, 1974 (February 23 1974)EventThe Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst. Bion Quotes
February 23rd, 1974 (February 23 1974)BirthLeko, American DJ
February 23rd, 1974 (February 23 1974)BirthJaime Villarreal, Mexican musician
February 23rd, 1974 (February 23 1974)BirthHerschelle Gibbs, South African cricketer
February 23rd, 1974 (February 23 1974)DeathHarry Ruby, American composer and writer (born in 1895)
February 23rd, 1973 (February 23 1973)BirthJack Case, American artist
February 23rd, 1973 (February 23 1973)BirthLars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
February 23rd, 1973 (February 23 1973)DeathDickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1895)
February 23rd, 1972 (February 23 1972)BirthSteve Holy, American country singer
February 23rd, 1972 (February 23 1972)BirthRondell White, American baseball player
February 23rd, 1971 (February 23 1971)BirthJeong Chan, South Korean actor
February 23rd, 1971 (February 23 1971)BirthDon Maxwell, Canadian cricketer
February 23rd, 1971 (February 23 1971)BirthMelinda Messenger, English television presenter
February 23rd, 1971 (February 23 1971)BirthJoe-Max Moore, American soccer player
February 23rd, 1970 (February 23 1970)BirthMarie-Josee Croze, French Canadian actress
February 23rd, 1970 (February 23 1970)BirthNiecy Nash, American actress
February 23rd, 1970 (February 23 1970)DeathHirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (born in 1904)
February 23rd, 1969 (February 23 1969)BirthMarc Wauters, Belgian cyclist
February 23rd, 1969 (February 23 1969)BirthMichael Campbell, New Zealand golfer
February 23rd, 1969 (February 23 1969)DeathKing Saud of Saudi Arabia (born in 1902)
February 23rd, 1968 (February 23 1968)BirthJustin Bell, British racing driver
February 23rd, 1967 (February 23 1967)BirthTamsin Greig, English actressTamsin Greig Quotes
February 23rd, 1966 (February 23 1966)EventA military coup in Syria replaces the previous government.
February 23rd, 1965 (February 23 1965)BirthKristin Davis, American actress
February 23rd, 1965 (February 23 1965)BirthMichael Dell, American computer manufacturer
February 23rd, 1965 (February 23 1965)BirthHelena Sukova, former Czech tennis player
February 23rd, 1965 (February 23 1965)BirthVeronica Webb, American supermodel and actress
February 23rd, 1965 (February 23 1965)DeathStan Laurel, British born actor and comedian (born in 1890)Stan Laurel Quotes
February 23rd, 1964 (February 23 1964)BirthJohn Norum, Norwegian guitarist (Europe)
February 23rd, 1963 (February 23 1963)BirthBobby Bonilla, former baseball player
February 23rd, 1963 (February 23 1963)BirthRadoslaw Sikorski, Polish politician
February 23rd, 1962 (February 23 1962)BirthMichael Wilton, American musician (Queensryche)
February 23rd, 1961 (February 23 1961)BirthKelly Hansen, American drummer (Summer Lights)
February 23rd, 1960 (February 23 1960)EventPeter Burdon was born.
February 23rd, 1960 (February 23 1960)BirthAlan Griffin, Australian politician
February 23rd, 1960 (February 23 1960)BirthNaruhito, Crown Prince of Japan
February 23rd, 1960 (February 23 1960)DeathArthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (born in 1898)
February 23rd, 1959 (February 23 1959)BirthRichard Dodds, British field hockey player
February 23rd, 1958 (February 23 1958)EventCuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
February 23rd, 1958 (February 23 1958)BirthTony Barrell, English writer and journalist
February 23rd, 1958 (February 23 1958)BirthDavid Sylvian, English musician (Japan, Nine Horses)
February 23rd, 1957 (February 23 1957)EventThe founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.
February 23rd, 1957 (February 23 1957)DeathMarika Ninou, Greek singer (born in 1918)
February 23rd, 1955 (February 23 1955)EventFirst meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
February 23rd, 1955 (February 23 1955)BirthTom Bodett, American voice actor, radio personality, and writer
February 23rd, 1955 (February 23 1955)BirthHoward Jones, British pop singer
February 23rd, 1955 (February 23 1955)DeathPaul Claudel, French poet and playwright (born in 1868)
February 23rd, 1954 (February 23 1954)EventThe first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh.
February 23rd, 1954 (February 23 1954)BirthViktor Yushchenko, President of UkraineViktor Yushchenko Quotes
February 23rd, 1953 (February 23 1953)BirthSatoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
February 23rd, 1952 (February 23 1952)BirthBrad Whitford, American musician (Aerosmith)
February 23rd, 1951 (February 23 1951)BirthEd Jones, American football player
February 23rd, 1951 (February 23 1951)BirthPatricia Richardson, American actress
February 23rd, 1950 (February 23 1950)BirthMaxi, Irish singer and radio personality
February 23rd, 1949 (February 23 1949)BirthMarc Garneau, French Canadian astronaut
February 23rd, 1948 (February 23 1948)BirthDoug Moench, American comic book writer
February 23rd, 1948 (February 23 1948)DeathJohn Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (born in 1866)
February 23rd, 1947 (February 23 1947)EventThe International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
February 23rd, 1947 (February 23 1947)BirthJohn McWethy, American journalist (died in 2008)
February 23rd, 1947 (February 23 1947)BirthPia Kj?rsgaard, Danish politician
February 23rd, 1946 (February 23 1946)BirthRusty Young, American country-rock guitarist (Poco)
February 23rd, 1946 (February 23 1946)DeathTomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (born in 1885)Tomoyuki Yamashita Quotes
February 23rd, 1945 (February 23 1945)EventWorld 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. The photo would later win a Pulitzer Prize.
February 23rd, 1945 (February 23 1945)EventWorld War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by American forces.
February 23rd, 1945 (February 23 1945)EventWorld War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznan, the city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.
February 23rd, 1945 (February 23 1945)EventWorld War II: The German town of Pforzheim is completely destroyed by a raid of 379 British bombers.
February 23rd, 1945 (February 23 1945)EventWorld War II: The Verona Philharmonic Theatre is bombed by Allied forces. It would later be re-opened in 1975.
February 23rd, 1945 (February 23 1945)BirthAllan Boesak, South African activist
February 23rd, 1944 (February 23 1944)EventForced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people to Central Asia.
February 23rd, 1944 (February 23 1944)BirthBernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
February 23rd, 1944 (February 23 1944)BirthJohn Sandford, American novelist
February 23rd, 1944 (February 23 1944)BirthJohnny Winter, American musician
February 23rd, 1944 (February 23 1944)DeathLeo Hendrik Baekeland, Flemish-American chemist and inventor of the first synthetic plastic, Bakelite (born in 1863)
February 23rd, 1943 (February 23 1943)EventA fire breaks out at St. Joseph s Orphanage Co Cavan , Ireland , killing 36 people (35 of whom were children)
February 23rd, 1943 (February 23 1943)BirthFred Biletnikoff, American football player and coach
February 23rd, 1941 (February 23 1941)EventPlutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
February 23rd, 1941 (February 23 1941)BirthRon Hunt, baseball player
February 23rd, 1940 (February 23 1940)BirthPeter Fonda, American actor
February 23rd, 1938 (February 23 1938)BirthDiane Varsi, American actress (died in 1992)
February 23rd, 1937 (February 23 1937)BirthTom Osborne, American football coach and politician
February 23rd, 1934 (February 23 1934)EventLeopold III becomes King of Belgium.
February 23rd, 1934 (February 23 1934)DeathEdward Elgar, English composer (born in 1857)Edward Elgar Quotes
February 23rd, 1932 (February 23 1932)BirthMajel Barrett, American actress
February 23rd, 1931 (February 23 1931)BirthTom Wesselmann, American collage artist (died in 2004)
February 23rd, 1931 (February 23 1931)DeathNellie Melba, Australian opera soprano (born in 1861)
February 23rd, 1930 (February 23 1930)DeathHorst Wessel, Nazi ideologue and composer (born in 1907)
February 23rd, 1929 (February 23 1929)BirthElston Howard, American Baseball Player
February 23rd, 1928 (February 23 1928)BirthHans Herrmann, German race car driver
February 23rd, 1928 (February 23 1928)BirthVasili Lazarev, cosmonaut (died in 1990)
February 23rd, 1927 (February 23 1927)EventThe Federal Radio Commission (later renamed the Federal Communications Commission) begins to regulate the use of radio frequencies.
February 23rd, 1927 (February 23 1927)BirthRegine Crespin, French operatic soprano (died in 2007)
February 23rd, 1924 (February 23 1924)BirthAllan McLeod Cormack, South-African born physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1998)
February 23rd, 1924 (February 23 1924)BirthClaude Sautet, French film director (died in 2000)
February 23rd, 1923 (February 23 1923)BirthRafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
February 23rd, 1922 (February 23 1922)DeathAlbert Victor Backlund, Swedish physicist (born in 1845)
February 23rd, 1920 (February 23 1920)BirthPaul Gerin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
February 23rd, 1919 (February 23 1919)EventBenito Mussolini forms the Fascist Party in Italy.Benito Mussolini Quotes
February 23rd, 1918 (February 23 1918)EventFirst victory of Red Army over the Kaiser s German troops near Narva and Pskov. Since 1923 this date become the Day of Red Army in honour of this victory.
February 23rd, 1918 (February 23 1918)BirthRichard G. Butler, American fascist (died in 2004)
February 23rd, 1917 (February 23 1917)EventFirst demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution.
February 23rd, 1915 (February 23 1915)BirthJon Hall, American actor (died in 1979)
February 23rd, 1915 (February 23 1915)BirthPaul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (died in 2007)
February 23rd, 1914 (February 23 1914)BirthTheofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (died in 2005)
February 23rd, 1909 (February 23 1909)EventThe AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
February 23rd, 1908 (February 23 1908)BirthWilliam McMahon, twentieth Prime Minister of Australia (died in 1988)
February 23rd, 1908 (February 23 1908)DeathJohannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (born in 1823)
February 23rd, 1905 (February 23 1905)EventChicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world s first service club.
February 23rd, 1904 (February 23 1904)EventThe United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million.
February 23rd, 1904 (February 23 1904)BirthTerence Fisher, English film director (died in 1980)
February 23rd, 1904 (February 23 1904)BirthWilliam L. Shirer, American historian (died in 1993)
February 23rd, 1904 (February 23 1904)BirthLeopold Trepper, Soviet spy (died in 1982)
February 23rd, 1903 (February 23 1903)EventCuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
February 23rd, 1901 (February 23 1901)BirthEdgar Ende, German painter (died in 1965)
February 23rd, 1900 (February 23 1900)EventIn South Africa, the Boers and British troops fight in the Battle of Hart s Hill.
February 23rd, 1899 (February 23 1899)BirthErich Kastner, German writer (died in 1974)
February 23rd, 1899 (February 23 1899)BirthNorman Taurog, American film director (died in 1981)
February 23rd, 1898 (February 23 1898)EventEmile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing "J accuse", a letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully placing Captain Alfred Dreyfus in jail.Emile Zola Quotes
February 23rd, 1897 (February 23 1897)DeathWoldemar Bargiel, German composer (born in 1828)
February 23rd, 1891 (February 23 1891)BirthHarold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (died in 1978)
February 23rd, 1889 (February 23 1889)BirthVictor Fleming, American director (died in 1949)
February 23rd, 1889 (February 23 1889)BirthMusidora, French actress and director (died in 1957)
February 23rd, 1887 (February 23 1887)EventThe French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
February 23rd, 1883 (February 23 1883)EventAlabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
February 23rd, 1883 (February 23 1883)BirthKarl Jaspers, German philosopher (died in 1969) Philo Quotes
February 23rd, 1879 (February 23 1879)DeathAlbrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (born in 1803)
February 23rd, 1878 (February 23 1878)BirthKazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (died in 1935)
February 23rd, 1874 (February 23 1874)BirthKonstantin Pats, Estonian president (died in 1956)
February 23rd, 1873 (February 23 1873)BirthLiang Qichao, Chinese scholar (died in 1929)
February 23rd, 1870 (February 23 1870)EventMilitary control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
February 23rd, 1868 (February 23 1868)BirthW.E.B. DuBois, American civil rights leader (died in 1963)W.E.B. DuBois Quotes
February 23rd, 1861 (February 23 1861)EventPresident-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
February 23rd, 1859 (February 23 1859)DeathZygmunt Krasinski, Polish Romantic poet (born in 1812)
February 23rd, 1855 (February 23 1855)DeathCarl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (born in 1777)Carl Friedrich Gauss Quotes
February 23rd, 1854 (February 23 1854)EventThe official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.
February 23rd, 1850 (February 23 1850)BirthCesar Ritz, Swiss hotelier (died in 1918)
February 23rd, 1848 (February 23 1848)DeathJohn Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (born in 1767)John Quincy Adams Quotes
February 23rd, 1847 (February 23 1847)EventMexican-American War: Battle of Buena VistaIn Mexico, American troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.Zachary Taylor Quotes
February 23rd, 1842 (February 23 1842)BirthKarl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (died in 1906) Philo Quotes
February 23rd, 1836 (February 23 1836)EventThe Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
February 23rd, 1820 (February 23 1820)EventCato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
February 23rd, 1819 (February 23 1819)DeathJohn Keats, English poet (born in 1795)John Keats Quotes
February 23rd, 1809 (February 23 1809)BirthWilliam Sprague, American minister and politician from Michigan (died in 1868)
February 23rd, 1800 (February 23 1800)DeathJoseph Warton, English literary critic (born in 1722)
February 23rd, 1792 (February 23 1792)DeathJoshua Reynolds, English painter (born in 1723)Joshua Reynolds Quotes
February 23rd, 1781 (February 23 1781)DeathGeorge Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716)
February 23rd, 1778 (February 23 1778)EventAmerican Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
February 23rd, 1766 (February 23 1766)DeathStanislaw Leszczynski, King of Poland (born in 1677)
February 23rd, 1743 (February 23 1743)BirthMayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (died in 1812)
February 23rd, 1730 (February 23 1730)DeathPope Benedict XIII (born in 1649)
February 23rd, 1729 (February 23 1729)BirthJosiah Hornblower, American statesman (died in 1809)
February 23rd, 1723 (February 23 1723)BirthRichard Price, Welsh philosopher (died in 1791) Philo Quotes
February 23rd, 1704 (February 23 1704)DeathGeorg Muffat, French composer (born in 1653)
February 23rd, 1685 (February 23 1685)BirthGeorg Friedrich Handel, German/British Baroque composer (died in 1759)
February 23rd, 1680 (February 23 1680)BirthJean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer and Governor of Louisiana (died in 1767)
February 23rd, 1669 (February 23 1669)DeathLeo Aitzema, Dutch historian and statesman (born in 1600)
February 23rd, 1660 (February 23 1660)EventCharles XI becomes King of Sweden.
February 23rd, 1648 (February 23 1648)BirthArabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (died in 1730)
February 23rd, 1646 (February 23 1646)BirthTokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (died in 1709)
February 23rd, 1633 (February 23 1633)BirthSamuel Pepys, English naval administrator and man of letters, posthumously famous as a diarist (died in 1703)Samuel Pepys Quotes
February 23rd, 1603 (February 23 1603)DeathAndrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (born in 1519) Philo Quotes
February 23rd, 1583 (February 23 1583)BirthJean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (died in 1656)
February 23rd, 1572 (February 23 1572)DeathPierre Certon, French composer
February 23rd, 1554 (February 23 1554)DeathHenry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English politician (executed) (bc. 1515)
February 23rd, 1526 (February 23 1526)DeathDiego Colon, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
February 23rd, 1464 (February 23 1464)DeathZhengtong, Emperor of China (born in 1427)
February 23rd, 1455 (February 23 1455)EventTraditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed from movable type.
February 23rd, 1447 (February 23 1447)DeathPope Eugene IV (born in 1383)
February 23rd, 1447 (February 23 1447)DeathHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester (born in 1390)
February 23rd, 1417 (February 23 1417)BirthPope Paul II (died in 1471)
February 23rd, 1270 (February 23 1270)DeathSaint Isabel of France, daughter of Louis VIII of France (born in 1225)
February 23rd, 1100 (February 23 1100)DeathEmperor Zhezong of China (born in 1076)
February 23rd, 1011 (February 23 1011)DeathWilligis, Archbishop of Mainz
February 23rd, 0943 (February 23 0943)DeathHerbert II, Count of Vermandois, (born in 884)

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