February 23 holidays in 2019
Defender of the Fatherland Day
Mashramani (Republic Day)
February 23 2018 holidays
February 23 2020 holidays
Historical Events on February 23
During the American Revolutionary War, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania in order to train Continental Army forces.
The Siege of the Alamo begins during the Texas Revolution. This would set the state for the Battle of the Alamo – which would take place on March 6
American forces led by General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican forces led by Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican American War.
After and assassination plot is defeated in Baltimore, Maryland, President-elect Abraham Lincoln secretly arrives in Washington, D.C.
The first United State anti-trust law is enacted in Alabama.
After the U.S Congress passes a bill that established the Federal Radio Commission, United States’ President Calvin Coolidge signs it.
Glenn T. Seaborg isolates and produces plutonium for the first time.
Japanese submarines begin the Bombardment of Ellwood during World War II when they fire artillery shells at a U.S oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California.
At the Battle of Iwo Jima during WWII, U.S Marines and a U.S Navy corpsman ascend the top of Mount Suribachi and are photographed raising the American flag.
American and Filipino forces liberate Manila in the Philippines.
In Pittsburgh, the first mass inoculations of children with the Salk vaccine to protect them against Polio begins on this day.
Famous Birthdays on February 23
American activist, writer and historian, W. E. B. Du Bois is born in
American director and cinematographer, Victor Fleming is born in
American actor and director, Jon Hall is born in
South-African physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Allan McLeod Cormack is born in
American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, Peter Fonda is born in
English actress Emily Blunt is born in
American singer-songwriter Skylar Grey is born in
American actress Dakota Fanning is born in
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