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Importance of 23rd February in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 23rd February special in the world history.

2000
Death of Sir Stanley Matthews, English footballer.
Great Britain
1999
An avalanche hit the village of Galtür, Austria, killing more than 30 people
Austria
1998
Osama bin Laden issued a fatwa against all Jews and Crusaders
Israel
1998
A series of tornadoes hit central Florida, killing 40 people and destroying or damaging 3,000 buildings.
United States
1983
Death of Adrian Boult, British conductor
Great Britain
1976
Death of L S Lowry, English artist.
Great Britain
1958
Cuban rebels kidnapped world motor racing champion Juan Fangio
Cuba
1934
Léopold III became King of Belgium
Belgium
1934
Death of Edward Elgar, British composer
Great Britain
1931
Death of Dame Nellie Melba, Australian operatic soprano.
Australia
1909
The Silver Dart, an early experimental aircraft, was flown in Nova Scotia, Canada, making the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire
Canada
1908
Death of Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon who founded the German equivalent of the St John Ambulance – the Deutscher.
Germany
1886
Charles Martin Hall, assisted by his sister Julia, produced the first samples of man made aluminum.
United States
1883
Birth of Karl Jaspers, German philosopher .
Germany
1883
Birth of Victor Fleming, American film director (‘The Wizard of Oz’) .
United States
1850
Birth of César Ritz, legendary hotelier.
Switzerland
1836
Start of the Battle of the Alamo.
United States
1821
Death of John Keats, English poet.
Great Britain
1792
Death of Sir Joshua Reynolds, English painter.
Great Britain
1744
Birth of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild dynasty.
Germany
1730
Death of Pope Benedict XIII.
Italy
1633
Birth of Samuel Pepys, English diarist and naval administrator
Great Britain
1455
The traditional date when Johannes Gutenberg started printing the bible, using his movable type invention.
Germany
1447
Death of Pope Eugene IV
Italy
0532
Emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new Christian Basilica in Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia.
Turkey
0303
Emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian churches, initially in Nicomedia.
Italy
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