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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)

1971George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year

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

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

1910George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," premieres in London

1919Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

1909Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves Finnish Diet

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

1847Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

1979George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

February 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 23rd

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)

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

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

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

1855Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

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

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