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Notable Historical Events for February 23rd

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

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

1919Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

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

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

1979George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

1804Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII

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

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

1909Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves Finnish Diet

February 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 23rd

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

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

1994Dakota Fanning, American actress

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

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

1855Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

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

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