On This Day in History for February 23 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • 1983 USFL NJ Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)
  • 1983 The Spanish Socialist government of Felipe González and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of José María Ruiz Mateos.
  • 1983 The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • 1985 US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as Attorney General
  • 1986 Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec)
  • 1987 Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
  • 1987 Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604
  • 1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3k (4:11.94)
  • 1990 Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 US President George H. W. Bush gives Iraq a 24-hour deadline to withdraw from Kuwait or face a ground war

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991 Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • 1991 Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
  • 1992 Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka
  • 1992 World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
  • 1992 The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
  • 1993 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
  • 1993 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • 1995 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
  • 1995 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
  • 1996 Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
  • 1996 Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands
  • 1997 Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announce they have cloned an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
  • 1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston, South Carolina on WAVF 96.1 FM
  • 1998 US Supreme Court lets Megan's Law stand
  • 1998 Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders.

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1999 Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
  • 1999 An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2005 Vote of the controversial French law on colonialism, repealed start of 2006.
  • 2006 Dubai 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.
  • 2007 Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
  • 2007 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • 2008 B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. Crew survives but aircraft written off, the most expensive air crash in human history (aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.
  • 2010 Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Danielle Steel’s novel “Big Girl” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 2011 Venezuela's economy grew 0.6% in the last quarter of 2010, technically leaving the recession after six quarters, it is reported today
  • 2012 A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200
  • 2013 51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan
  • 2014 A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag
  • 2014 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (145.29 MPH)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary - Donald Trump wins with 45.9.5%

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 105 of 105


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965 Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer (Dell Technologies), born in Houston, Texas

Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell Michael Dell
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell
Michael Dell
  • 1965 Robert "Bob" Ferguson, American politician (Democratic Party) and Attorney General of Washington, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Pam Blundell, fashion designer
  • 1973 Jack Case, American artist
  • 1977 Kristina Šmigun, Estonian cross-country skier

Weddings in History


Deaths in History