23 February

23 February

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • National Banana Bread Day
  • Curling is Cool Day
  • Play Tennis Day
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day

Historic Events

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.

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)

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

Tomb of Emir Arghun Agha’s daughter in Salmas, Iran, 1880

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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