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Notable Historical Events for February 23rd

1999Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

193911th Academy Awards - "You Can't Take It With You," Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins

1979"The Deer Hunter", starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, is released

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

1909Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves Finnish Diet

1804Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII

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

200042nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

1938Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1919Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

February 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 23rd

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

1889Victor Fleming, American director (Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), (d. 1949)

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

1994Dakota Fanning, American actress

February 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 23rd

2003Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

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

February 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 23rd

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

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

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

1855Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

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