On This Day

Historical Events on February 23 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 208 of 208

  • 2018 Study suggests earliest European Palaeolithic artwork in Spain made by Neanderthals not humans in "Science Journal"
  • 2018 Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 1,000m; also 1,500m champion

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2019 Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi scores the 50th hat-trick of his career as Barcelona beats Sevilla, 4-2 in the Spanish La Liga

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2019 Sri Lanka becomes first Asian cricket team to clinch a Test series in South Africa chasing down 197 in the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth; Kusal Mendis 84no, Oshada Fernando 75no
  • 2019 Roy Hodgson overtakes Sir Bobby Robson as the oldest man to manage a Premier League football club when at 71 years, 198 days his Crystal Palace beats Leicester City, 4-1
  • 2019 Clashes on Venezuelan border kills two as its country's officials try to stop aid getting in

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2019 Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir declares a national emergency, dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2019 Nigerian presidential election: President Muhammadu Buhari wins re-election defeating Atiku Abubakar, amid violence and a delay, on turnout of 35.6%

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari