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February 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 23

February 23rd is known as Banana Bread Day and Dog Biscuit Day.

We’ve reached the 54th day of the year. There are 311 days left until the end of the year.

People who were born on February 23rd all share the Pisces zodiac sign.

If today is your birthday or you just want to know more about this day, you’re in the right place. This day in history was an important one for many creations and the first use of a vaccine that would go on to save millions.

Did you know that on this day in 1999, Eminem’s album The Slim Shady LP was released? The album’s success lifted Eminem from an underground rapper to a high-profile celebrity.

Keep reading for more facts about February 23rd in history!

What Happened On February 23 In History?

2020

China announced that the Coronavirus had created the country’s worst health emergency since 1949.

1999

Eminem’s album The Slim Shady LP went on sale.

This was his first major album and was recorded at Studio 8 in Ferndale, Michigan, USA.
1997

The full-length uncensored version of Schindler’s List was aired on NBC with 65 million viewers.

1996

The movie “Trainspotting” arrived in UK cinemas.

1991

President H. W. Bush gave Iraq the ultimatum that they had 24 hours to get their forces out of Kuwait or face war.

1954

Polio vaccines were given to the first group of children in the US at Arsenal Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA.

OTD in 1954: Polio vaccines were given to the first group of children in the US at Arsenal Elementary School
1947

US General Eisenhower bid to raise $170 million aid to help European Jews.

Source NY Times
1945

During WWII, the German town of Pforzheim was annihilated in a raid by 379 British bombers.

Nearly one third of the town's population were killed in the air raid, and about 83% of the town's buildings were destroyed.
1941

Dr Glenn T. Seaborg discovered the chemical element Plutonium.

OTD in 1941: Dr Glenn T. Seaborg discovered the chemical element Plutonium.
Plutonium is used as both a fuel and an explosive.
1886

The first ever classified ad was published in The Times, London, UK.

1836

The Battle of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.

The siege lasted for a total of 13 days.

Did you know that on this day, February 23rd 1999, Eminem's album The Slim Shady LP was released?