23 February: 23rd February is a day packed with history, and a lot happened on this day in history.
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What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 23 February
- In 1822, Boston, Massachusetts was incorporated as a city.
- In 1896, Leo Hirschfield introduced Tootsie Rolls.
- In 1940, the famous animated movie of Walt Disney, Pinocchio, was released.
- In 1954, first mass inoculation against polio with the new polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk was held at Arsenal Elementary School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- In 1992, the Socialist Labor Party was founded in Georgia.
Birth Anniversaries (23 February)
- In 1583, French scientist Jean-Baptiste Morin was born on this day.
- In 1842, German philosopher Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann was born.
- In 1868, civil rights activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born. He was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
- In 1908, the 20th Prime Minister of Australia, Sir William McMahon was born.
- In 1918, American fascist Richard G. Butler was born.
Death Anniversaries (23 February)
- In 1848, the 6th president of the United States, John Quincy Adams died on this day.
- In 1867, English musician Sir George Thomas Smart died at 90.
- In 1969, famous Indian actress Madhubala died on this day.
- In 1995, Scottish author James Herriot died at 78.
- In 1997, American jazz drummer Tony Williams died at 51.
What Special Day is Today: 23 February
- Diesel Engine Day is celebrated in Germany.
- Tootsie Roll Day is celebrated in the United States of America.
- National Banana Bread Day is celebrated in the United States of America.
- World Understanding and Peace Day is observed throughout the world on 23rd February to devote an entire day to the cease-fire, non-violence, and strengthening of the existing ideals of peace.
- International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is celebrated worldwide on this day.
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