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Notable Historical Events for February 23rd

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

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

1919Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

1847Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

1968Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points

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

1804Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII

1927Pres Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

1991Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

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)

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

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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