Friday, February 23, 2007
Sunday, February 23, 2003
British athlete Paula Radcliffe sets a new 10 km road race world record of 30:21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Saturday, February 23, 2002
Tuesday, February 23, 1999
Sunday, February 23, 1997
Thursday, February 23, 1995
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 30.28 to close at 4,003.33 – the Dow's first ever close above 4,000.
Sunday, February 23, 1992
Thursday, February 23, 1989
The funeral of Hirohito is attended by representatives of 160 nations.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini places a US $3-million bounty on the head of "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie.
February 23–27 ndash U.S. President Bush visits Japan, China, and South Korea, attending the funeral of Hirohito and then meeting with China's Deng Xiaoping and South Korea's Roh Tae-woo.
Monday, February 23, 1987
Monday, February 23, 1981
Saturday, February 23, 1980
Wednesday, February 23, 1977
Oscar Romero becomes Archbishop of San Salvador.
Sunday, February 23, 1975
Wednesday, February 23, 1972
Wednesday, February 23, 1966
An intra-party military coup in Syria replaces the previous government of Amin al-Hafiz by one lead by Salah Jadid.
Sunday, February 23, 1964
Saturday, February 23, 1957
U Nu becomes Prime Minister of Burma.
forms from a merger between SNCASE
(Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud Est) and SNCASO
(Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud Ouest).
Thursday, February 23, 1956
Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.
Tuesday, February 23, 1954
Thursday, February 23, 1950
Acting Chinese President Li Tsung-jen
ends his term in office.
Klaus Fuchs is convicted in London of spying against both Britain and the United States for the Soviet Union, by giving to the latter top secret atomic bomb data.
United Kingdom general election, 1950 : The Labour Party, led by Clement Attlee remains in office but the Tories, led by Winston Churchill increase their seats in the House of Commons.
Sunday, February 23, 1947
Wernher von Braun marries his first cousin, the 18-year-old Maria von Quirstorp.
The state of Prussia
officially ceases to exist.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
John C. Hennessy, Jr., brings the first Volkswagen Beetle
to the United States. He purchased the 1946 VW from the U.S. Army Post Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, while serving in the U.S. Army. The Beetle was shipped from Bremerhaven, arriving in New York this day.Copies of the bill of sale as well as the shipping documents and a letter from the Port of New York confirming the arrival of the VW can be found in Hennessy’s book "The Bride and the Beetle".
The United States grants France a military base in Casablanca
The worst-ever train crash in Japan
kills 184 people.
Friday, February 23, 1945
The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined American and Filipino ground troops.
The German garrison in Poznań capitulates to Red Army
and Polish troops.
Turkey joins the war on the allies side.
Wednesday, February 23, 1944
Tuesday, February 23, 1943
A fire at St. Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, kills 36 people (35 of whom are children).
Monday, February 23, 1942
Sunday, February 23, 1941
Glenn T. Seaborg isolates and discovers plutonium.
Friday, February 23, 1934
Wednesday, February 23, 1927
Friday, February 23, 1923
adopts the Gregorian calendar.
Thursday, February 23, 1905
Tuesday, February 23, 1904
Monday, February 23, 1903
Thursday, February 23, 1893
Wednesday, February 23, 1887
Monday, February 23, 1885
Friday, February 23, 1883
Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law.
Monday, February 23, 1874
Wednesday, February 23, 1870
Military control of Mississippi
ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
Saturday, February 23, 1861
Tuesday, February 23, 1836
Wednesday, February 23, 1820
Monday, February 23, 1778
American Revolutionary War: Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and begins to train the American troops.
Sunday, February 23, 1766
Wednesday, February 23, 1763
The Berbice Slave Uprising starts in the former Dutch colony of Berbice.
Sunday, February 23, 1676
While the Massachusetts Council debates how to handle the Christian Indians they had exiled to Deer Island
on October 13
, a coalition of Indians led by Metacomet attacks colonial settlements just outside of Boston.
Friday, February 23, 1657
Saturday, February 13, 1574 (Julianian calendar)
The fifth War of Religion against the Huguenots begins in France.
Monday, February 13, 1503 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 14, 1455 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, February 20, 628 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, February 21, 532 (Julianian calendar)
An Ding Wang commits suicide and is succeeded by Xiao Wu Di as Chinese emperor of Northern Wei.
September ndash Justinian I signs a peace treaty, the Eternal Peace, with the Persian king Khosrau I, ending the Iberian War. Both sides agree to return all occupied territories and Justinian makes a one-off payment of 110 "centenaria" (11,000 pounds of gold), as a contribution to the defense of the Caucasus passes.
First year in which the Anno Domini calendar is used for numbering the years.
The Franks under command of king Childebert I and his brother Chlothar I, invade the kingdom of Burgundy. They defeat the Burgundians under king Godomar near Autun (modern France).