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Other Notable Events for February 23

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On this date in history:

In 1836, soldiers under the command of Mexican President General Antonio López de Santa Anna began their assault on the Alamo Mission near present-day San Antonio, Texas. Eleven days later, the Alamo's small group of Texian (Texan) defenders were defeated by the 1500-plus Mexican Army.

In 1903, the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 23

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Those born on this day include:

- Pope Paul II in 1417
- 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
- writer/philosopher W.E.B. Du Bois in 1868
- film director Victor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2024 with 312 to follow.

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

Gutenberg Bible

This Day in History, February 23

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On February 23rd, 1455, the print run of the Gutenberg Bible began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Fly-fishing author John Gierach wrote, The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem the longer the trip should be.

Other Notable Events for February 22

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On this date in history:

In 1819, a treaty with Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

In 1855, Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, Pa. It was originally called the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania.

In 1862, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the Confederate States of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 22

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Those born on this date include:

- George Washington, first president of the United States, in 1732
- German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in 1788
- Englishman Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, in 1857
- German physicist Heinrich Hertz, discoverer of radio waves, in 1857
- poet Edna St. ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2024 with 313 to follow.

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

Penn State

This Day in History, February 22

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On February 22nd, 1855, the Pennsylvania State University was founded.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Scottish Olympian and missionary Eric Liddell said, In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.

Other Notable Events for February 21

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On this date in history:

In 1848, The Communist Manifesto was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. A rare copy of the publication sold at auction for $39,600 in 1986.

In 1878, the New Haven, Conn., Telephone Co. published the first phone directory. It listed 50 subscribers.

In 1885, the Washington ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Mexican revolutionary/military commander Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (conqueror of the Alamo) in 1794
- Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman in 1801
- classical guitarist Andres Segovia in 1893
- writer Anais Nin in 1903
- poet/author W.H. Auden in 1907
- humorist ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2024 with 314 to follow.

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

Joan of Arc

This Day in History, February 21

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On February 21st, 1431, the trial of Joan of Arc began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness. -- American actor Sidney Poitier

Other Notable Events for February 20

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On this date in history:

In 1816, The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini opened in Rome.

In 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.

In 1938, Anthony Eden resigned as Britain's foreign secretary to protest the appeasement policy of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain toward Nazi Germany.<...Read more

Notable Birthdays for February 20

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Those born on this date include:

- American Revolutionary War hero William Prescott in 1726
- American Revolutionary War-era socialite Angelica Schuyler Church in 1756
- architect Louis Kahn in 1901
- photographer Ansel Adams in 1902
- actor Gale Gordon in 1906
- fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924<...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2024 with 315 to follow.

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

King Edward VI

This Day in History, February 20

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On February 20th, 1547, Edward VI was crowned King of England at the age of nine.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: U.S. President Bill Clinton said, The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation.

 

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