What Happened on February 23, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
  • US Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin

Famous Birthdays

  • George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • William Walsh, academic

Famous Deaths

  • George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71