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

Events in History

Events 101 - 141 of 141

  • 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
  • 1991 Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • 1991 Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
  • 1991 US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST
  • 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 SC on WAVF 96.1 FM
  • 1998 US Supreme Court lets Megan's Law stand
  • 1998 Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31

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

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & 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.

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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 a 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 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.
  • 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)

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 106 of 106

  • 1963 Radosław Sikorski, Polish politician
  • 1965 Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • 1965 Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer
  • 1967 Pam Blundell, fashion designer
  • 1973 Jack Case, American artist
  • 1977 Kristina Šmigun, Estonian cross-country skier

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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