February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 311 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 23rd in history!
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- International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
- National Banana Bread Day
- Curling is Cool Day
- Play Tennis Day
- Inconvenience Yourself Day
What Happened On This Day – February 23
1954: The first mass inoculation against polio is conducted
Virologist Jonas Salk’s vaccine is still one of the two versions used today, along with Hilary Koprowski’s live polio vaccine.
1947: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) begins operating
The ISO issues standards for everything from bicycle tires to date formats.
1941: Glenn T. Seaborg and his team chemically identify Plutonium
The radioactive element plays an important role as nuclear fuel or in nuclear weapons.
1917: The February Revolution begins in Russia
The demonstrations and armed clashes ultimately resulted in the demise of the Russian Empire.
1455: The Gutenberg Bible is published
Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible edition was the first book ever printed in movable type, heralding the age of the printed book in the West.
1962: President Kennedy viewed the ‘Friendship 7’ capsule on his visit to Cape Canaveral to honour John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. 23 February, 1962.
1965: Army officers of 4 Sikh Regiment had captured a Police Station in Lahore, Pakistan(2nd largest city of Pakistan) (1965 indo Pak war)
1880: Tomb of Emir Arghun Agha’s daughter in Salmas, Iran, 1880
Births On This Day, February 23
1983: Mido, Egyptian footballer
1929: Alexy II of Moscow, Estonian/Russian patriarch
1899: Erich Kästner, German author, poet
1868: W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, activist
1685: George Frideric Handel, German/English composer
Deaths On This Day, February 23
1965: Stan Laurel, English actor, comedian
1934: Edward Elgar, English composer
1855: Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician
1848: John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States
1821: John Keats, English poet