February 23 in History – What happened on 23 February in Past

23 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 23 is the day number 54 in a given year. February 23 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 23 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1468Yuhen Gottenberg, who invented the printing machine, died.
1739The identity of English highwayman Dick Turpin, who had beenliving under an alias in York, was uncovered by his formerschoolteacher, who recognised his handwriting, leading to Turpin'sarrest.
1836The Battle of the Alamo began with the American settler army surrounded by the Mexican army under Santa Anna.
1847Mexican–American War-The United States Army used heavyartillery to repulse the much larger Mexican army at the Battle of BuenaVista near Saltillo, Coahuila.
1885Sino-French War: France gained an important victory in the Battle of ??ng ??ng in the Tonkin region of what is now Vietnam.
1886American chemist and inventor Martin Hale discovered aluminum.
1886The London Times began publishing the world's first classified advertisement.
1895Jaap Eden set a 10 km skating world record.
1903The Cuban–American Treaty was finalized, allowing the UnitedStates to lease Guantánamo Bay from Cuba in perpetuity for the purposesof operating coaling and naval stations.
1904For $ 10 million, the United States acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone.
1905Rotary International was established.
1909The Silver Dart was flown off the ice of Bras d'Or Lake on CapeBreton Island, making it the first controlled powered flight in Canadaand the British Empire.
1927German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli in which he described his uncertainty principle for the first time.
1940Russian forces captured the island of Lasi near Greece.
1941Plutonium was first chemically identified by chemist Glenn T. Seaborg and his team at the University of California, Berkeley.
1944In response to an insurgency in Chechnya, the Soviet Union began the forced deportation of native Chechens and Ingush population of North Caucasus to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
1945Second World War-In an Allied bombing run on Pforzheim,Germany, approximately 31% of the town's population were killed and 83% of its buildings were destroyed.
1945American photographer Joe Rosenthal took the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima during the Battle of IwoJima, an image that was later reproduced as the U.S. Marine Corps WarMemorial.
1945The US hoisted its flag on Japan-controlled island Evo Jima.
1947The International Organization for Standardization, responsible for worldwide industrial and commercial standards, was founded.
1947The International Standardization Organization established the world standard.
1952The Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act was passed.
1958Argentina's legendary Formula One driver Khuan Manuel Fangio was kidnapped by two men.
1969Actress Madhubala died.
1970The country became the Republic of Guyana and today was declared the national day of this country.
1981A situation of political uncertainty had arisen in Spain, when the right-wing army overthrew the administration.
1987Light from the supernova SN 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud reached the Earth.
1997Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building and kills 1.
1997NBC TV shows 'Schindler's List,' completely uncensored, 65 million watch.
1998Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston South Carolina on WAVF 96.1 FM.
200042nd Grammy Awards, Santana, Sarah McLachlan and Sting win major awards.
200345th Grammy Awards, Norah Jones and John Mayer win major awards.
2003Davison of Canada broke the record of Kapil Dev made in 1983 by scoring the fastest century of the World Cup.
2005The controversial French law on colonialism, requiring lycéeteachers to teach their students 'the positive role' of Frenchcolonialism, was passed, creating so much public uproar and opposition that it was repealed less than one year later.
2007A Virgin Trains Pendolino express train from London Euston to Glasgow Central derailed near Grayrigg, Cumbria, UK, killing one person and injuring 22.
2007Pakistan tested Shaheen-2.
2012The State Senate of Maryland approves a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state.
2013In Washington State, six tanks are reported to be leaking radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; the leak has not posed an immediate health risk.
2013Canada's Security Intelligence Service believes the presence of Al-Qaeda affiliated groups in the country may lead to possible attacks.
2014The Sochi Winter Olympics ends; on this last day of the competitions, Canada beats Sweden in men's hockey, keeping Canada as the reigning gold winner in two consecutive Winter Games.
2014Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins his second Daytona 500 race, 10 years after his first win, in a race postponed for hours by heavy rain.
2014The 22nd Winter Olympic Games ended in Sochi, Russia.
2016US primary election: Nevada Republican Donald Trump won with 45.9.5%.



Famous Birthdays of February 23:

YearName / Profession / Country
1868W. E. B. Du Bois / Historian / United States of America
1952Brad Whitford / Writer / United States of America
1930Paul West / Poet / United States of America
1989Jérémy Pied / Footballer / France
1981Josh Gad / Actor / United States of America
1923Dante Lavelli / Footballer / United States of America
1975Michael Cornacchia / Actor / United States of America
1945Allan Boesak / Politician / South Africa
1938Diane Varsi / Actress / United States of America
1986Kazuya Kamenashi / Actor / Japan
1989Evan Bates / Dancer / United States of America
1950Rebecca Goldstein / Author / United States of America
1962Michael Wilton / Guitarist / United States of America
1988Nicolás Gaitán / Footballer / Argentina
1958David Sylvian / Writer / United Kingdom
1953Kenny Bee / Singer / China
1932Majel Barrett / Actress / United States of America
1927Régine Crespin / Actress / France
1981Gareth Barry / Footballer / United Kingdom
1941Ron Hunt / Baseball Player / United States of America
1923Rafael Addiego Bruno / Politician / Uruguay
1943Bobby Mitchell / Golfer / United States of America
1850César Ritz / Business Man / Switzerland
1892Kathleen Harrison / Actress / United Kingdom
1970Niecy Nash / Actress / United States of America
1874Konstantin Päts / Politician / Estonia
1967Chris Vrenna / Writer / United States of America
1947Anton Mosimann / Author / Switzerland
1995Andrew Wiggins / Basketball Player / Canada
1840Carl Menger / Educator / Austria

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