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  • Pisa, Italy
    Monday Feb 23, 1260

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Guido Speziale

    Pisa, Italy
    Monday Feb 23, 1260

    On 23 February 1260, Guido Speziale, son of Giovanni Pisano, was elected to oversee the building of the tower.




  • Westmoreland County, Virginia, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 23, 1732

    George Washington

    Birth

    Westmoreland County, Virginia, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 23, 1732

    George Washington was born February 22, 1732, at Popes Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia.




  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 23, 1868

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Birth

    Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 23, 1868

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Alfred and Mary Silvina (née Burghardt) Du Bois.




  • Canary Islands, Spain
    Sunday Feb 23, 1936

    Francisco Franco

    To the Canary Islands

    Canary Islands, Spain
    Sunday Feb 23, 1936

    On 23 February Franco was sent to the Canary Islands to serve as the islands' military commander, an appointment perceived by him as a destierro (banishment).




  • Dartford, England
    Thursday Feb 23, 1950

    Margaret Thatcher

    The 1950 general elections

    Dartford, England
    Thursday Feb 23, 1950

    In the 1950 general elections, Roberts was the Conservative candidate for the safe Labor seat of Dartford. The local party selected her as its candidate because, though not a dynamic public speaker, Roberts was well-prepared and fearless in her answers. She attracted media attention as the youngest and the only female candidate, but she lost to Norman Dodds.She lost again in the 1951 general elections.




  • Spain
    Monday Feb 23, 1981

    Juan Carlos I

    Military Coup attempted

    Spain
    Monday Feb 23, 1981

    There was an attempted military coup, known as 23-F, on 23 February 1981, when the Cortes were seized by members of the Guardia Civil in the parliamentary chamber. During the coup, the King, in the uniform of the Captain-General of the Spanish armed forces, gave a public television broadcast calling for unambiguous support for the legitimate democratic government. The broadcast is believed to have been a major factor in foiling the coup.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 1987

    Audrey Hepburn

    Love Among Thieves

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 1987

    Hepburn co-starred with Robert Wagner in a made-for-television caper film, Love Among Thieves (1987).


  • Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 23, 1991

    Gulf War

    The Capture of 500 Iraqi soldiers

    Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 23, 1991

    On 23 February, fighting resulted in the capture of 500 Iraqi soldiers.


  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Wednesday Feb 23, 1994

    Bosnian War

    The Croat-Bosniak war

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Wednesday Feb 23, 1994

    The Croat-Bosniak war ended with the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the HVO Chief of Staff, general Ante Roso, and the ARBiH Chief of Staff, general Rasim Delić, on 23 February 1994 in Zagreb. The agreement went into effect on 25 February.


  • Afghanistan
    Monday Feb 23, 1998

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders

    Afghanistan
    Monday Feb 23, 1998

    On February 23, 1998, al-Zawahiri issued a joint fatwa with Osama bin Laden under the title "World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders". Zawahiri, not bin Laden, is thought to have been the actual author of the fatwa.


  • Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 1999

    Eminem

    The Slim Shady LP

    Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 1999

    Eminem released The Slim Shady LP in February 1999. Although it was one of the year's most popular albums (certified triple platinum by the end of the year), he was accused of imitating the style and subject matter of underground rapper Cage.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS reaches Canda

    Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    An elderly woman, Kwan Sui-Chu returned to Toronto from Hong Kong after being infected by Liu Jianlun at the Metropole Hotel. She died at home on March 5, after infecting her son Tse Chi Kwai, who spread the disease at Scarborough Grace Hospital and then he also died.


  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Way Out (2003)

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    The Rock defeated Hogan at No Way Out before assigning himself to the Raw brand.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 2009

    IKEA

    UNICEF announcement at The ECOSOC Event

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 23, 2009

    On 23 February 2009, at the ECOSOC event in New York, UNICEF announced that IKEA Social Initiative has become the agency's largest corporate partner, with total commitments of more than US$180 million.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook was granted a Patent On Certain Aspects of Its News Feed

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2010

    On February 23, 2010, Facebook was granted a patent on certain aspects of its News Feed. The patent covers News Feeds in which links are provided so that one user can participate in the activity of another user. The sorting and display of stories in a user's News Feed is governed by the EdgeRank algorithm.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Mi 5 smartphone

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

    On 24 February 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi 5 smartphone.


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