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Notable Historical Events for February 23rd

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

200042nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

2005Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.

1927Pres Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

1991Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

1985Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens

19541st mass inoculation with salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

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

303Emperor Diocletian begins policy of persecution of Christians razing church at Nicomedia

200345th Grammy Awards: Don't Know Why, Norah Jones wins

February 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 23rd

1685George Frideric Handel, Halle Germany, baroque composer and (Messiah, Water Music)

1868William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk)

1949Marc Garneau, Quebec City Quebec, Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77)

1994Dakota Fanning, American actress

February 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 23rd

2013Former "Married ... with Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

2003Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

February 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 23rd

1995James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

1821John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

1848John Quincy Adams, 6th US President (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80

1855Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

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