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Other Notable Events for February 23

On this date in history:

In 1903, The United States was granted a lease in perpetuity on Guantanamo Bay by Cuban officials.

In 1942, a Japanese submarine surfaced off the coast of California and fired 25 shells at an oil ...

Notable Birthdays for February 23

Those born on this day include:

- British diarist Samuel Pepys in 1633
- German composer George Frideric Handel in 1685
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, European banker/founder of the Rothschild financial dynasty, in 1744
- ...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2015 with 311 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. -- Eleanor Roosevelt