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Today In History. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

Past History Facts

Iraq allied ground offensive

IRAQ ALLIED GROUND OFFENSIVE U.S. President George H. Bush announces the start of a major ground assault against Iraqi-held positions in Kuwait during an address to the nation... [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1991

Spain coup

SPAIN COUP Civil guard Lt. Colonel Antonio Tejero De Molina stands on the podium with pistol in hand after leading the takeover of Spain's Parliament. [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1981

Lufthansa Flight hostages freed

LUFTHANSA FLIGHT HOSTAGES FREED Palestinian hijackers who hijacked a Lufthansa jet release the crew and surrender at an airstrip in Yemen. [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1972

First to score 25,000 points in NBA

FIRST TO SCORE 25,000 POINTS IN NBA Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers becomes first NBA player to score 25,000 points. [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1968

First mass inoculation of Polio vaccine

FIRST MASS INOCULATION OF POLIO VACCINE The first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine takes place in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students are vaccinated. [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1954

WWII U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima

WWII U.S. FLAG RAISED ON IWO JIMA U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, fifth division, cheer and hold up their rifles after raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima,... [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1945

Federal Radio Commission established

FEDERAL RADIO COMMISSION ESTABLISHED President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission. On July 1, 1934 the name was changed to the Federal Communications... [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1927

Cuban state of Guantanamo leased to USA

CUBAN STATE OF GUANTANAMO LEASED TO USA President Theodore Roosevelt signs an agreement with Cuba to lease the area around Guantanamo Bay to the United States. [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1903

Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alam

TEXAS REVOLUTION: BATTLE OF THE ALAM Mexican troops launch an assault under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna on the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas. [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1836

Cato Street conspiracy

CATO STREET CONSPIRACY Cato Street Conspirators are arrested. The Cato Street Conspiracy was an attempt to murder all the British cabinet ministers and Prime Minister... [ read more ]
23th of Febuary 1820

Worlds first Cloned mammal

WORLDS FIRST CLONED MAMMAL Scientists in Scotland announce they have succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named 'Dolly.' Dolly, however, is later... [ read more ]
22th of Febuary 1997

Andy Warhol dies

ANDY WARHOL DIES One of the most prolific and popular artists in the visual art movement, Andy Warhol dies while recovering from a gall bladder operation in New York. [ read more ]
22th of Febuary 1987

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