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Notable Historical Events for February 23rd

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

1991Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

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

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

1906Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

1927Pres Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

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

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

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

1847Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

February 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 23rd

1994Dakota Fanning, American actress

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

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)

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

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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