On This Day in History for February 23

Events in History

  • 1574 France begins 5th "holy war" against Huguenots
  • 1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
  • 1668 Fire in the Hofburg in Vienna, Emperor Leopold I rescued
  • 1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
  • 1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed King of England
  • 1778 Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge
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Weddings in History

  • 1974 Future US Governor Jeb Bush (21) weds Columba Bush (20) in Austin, Texas

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