History February 23rd

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    0303 - Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
    1455 - Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
    1574 - France begins 5th holy war against Huguenots
    1660 - Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
    1668 - Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
    1672 - Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
    1689 - Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
    1778 - Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge
    1792 - Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)
    1804 - Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
    1813 - 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass
    1822 - Boston is incorporated as a city
    1836 - Alamo besieged by Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
    1861 - By popular referendum, Texas becomes 7th state to secede from US
    1861 - Pres-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Wash DC to take office
    1870 - Mississippi is readmitted to US
    1883 - Alabama becomes 1st US state to enact an antitrust law
    1883 - American Anti-Vivisection Society organized (Phila)
    1886 - Aluminum manufacturing process developed
    1887 - French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
    1896 - Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
    1903 - Cuban state of Guantanamo leased to USA
    1904 - US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
    1915 - Germany sinks US ships Carib and Evelyn and torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin
    1915 - Nevada enforces convenient divorce law
    1916 - Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin
    1916 - French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
    1917 - February revolution begins in Russia
    1919 - Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini
    1921 - 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from SF
    1923 - German Republic day with laws against worker
    1927 - Pres Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FCC)
    1936 - 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY
    1940 - Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released
    1942 - Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif
    1945 - US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and statue
    1947 - Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews
    1954 - 1st mass inoculation with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)
    1954 - Syrian army drives out president Adib el-Shishakli
    1955 - Edgar Faure forms French government
    1956 - Russian party leader Khrushchev attacks memory of Stalin
    1966 - Aldo Moro forms Italian government
    1966 - Military coup in Syria ends Bitar govt
    1966 - Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
    1967 - 25th amendment (presidential succession) declared ratified
    1967 - US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War
    1969 - Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine
    1970 - Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
    1970 - Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service
    1979 - Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps
    1980 - Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-mil-gallon spill
    1987 - Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
    1987 - Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604
    1991 - Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
    1991 - US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST
    1995 - Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
    1997 - Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building and kills 1
    1997 - Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
    1998 - Supreme Court lets Megan's Law stand
    1998 - Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31