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Friday 23 February 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia (Carnaval de Oruro - each year on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday)
  • Engineer's Day (Iran. This day is celebrated to respect Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Iranian scientist)
  • National Banana Bread Day (United States)

Events

  • 2008 – A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber crashes on Guam, marking the first operational loss of a B-2.
  • 1998 – In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42 people.
  • 1983 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • 1980 – Iran hostage crisis: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
  • 1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.
  • 1945 – World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.
  • 1945 – World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.
  • 1942 – World War II: Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the coastline near Santa Barbara, California.
  • 1941 – Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
  • 1927 – German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.
  • 1927 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.
  • 1917 – First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution (March 8 in the Gregorian calendar).
  • 1909 – The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.
  • 1905 – Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club.
  • 1903 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
  • 1900 – Second Boer War: During the Battle of the Tugela Heights, the first British attempt to take Hart's Hill fails.
  • 1886 – Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.
  • 1883 – Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an anti-trust law.
  • 1870 – Reconstruction Era: Post-U.S. Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
  • 1861 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1847 – Mexican–American War: Battle of Buena Vista: In Mexico, American troops under future president General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • 1836 – Texas Revolution: The Siege of the Alamo (prelude to the Battle of the Alamo) begins in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1778 – American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
  • 1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.

Births

  • 1994 – Dakota Fanning, American actress
  • 1989 – Evan Bates, American ice dancer
  • 1987 – Ab-Soul, American rapper
  • 1987 – Theophilus London, Trinidadian-American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1986 – Jerod Mayo, American football player
  • 1986 – Skylar Grey, American singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Aziz Ansari, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1982 – Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Charles Tillman, American football player
  • 1981 – Josh Gad, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1979 – S. E. Cupp, American journalist and author
  • 1978 – Residente, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Scott Elarton, American baseball player and coach
  • 1975 – Michael Cornacchia, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Jeff Nordgaard, American-Polish basketball player
  • 1972 – Rondell White, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Joe-Max Moore, American soccer player
  • 1970 – Niecy Nash, American actress and producer
  • 1969 – Daymond John, American fashion designer and businessman, founded FUBU
  • 1967 – Chris Vrenna, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1967 – Steve Stricker, American golfer
  • 1965 – Michael Dell, American businessman
  • 1963 – Bobby Bonilla, American baseball player
  • 1962 – Michael Wilton, American guitarist
  • 1959 – Clayton Anderson, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1955 – Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1952 – Brad Whitford, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1951 – Ed "Too Tall" Jones, American football player and boxer
  • 1951 – Eddie Dibbs, American tennis player
  • 1951 – Patricia Richardson, American actress
  • 1950 – Rebecca Goldstein, American philosopher and author
  • 1946 – Rusty Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Bobby Mitchell, American golfer
  • 1943 – Fred Biletnikoff, American football player and coach
  • 1941 – Ron Hunt, American baseball player
  • 1940 – Jackie Smith, American football player
  • 1940 – Peter Fonda, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Diane Varsi, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1938 – Paul Morrissey, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1937 – Tom Osborne, American football player, coach, and politician
  • 1932 – Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1931 – Tom Wesselmann, American painter and sculptor (d. 2004)
  • 1930 – Paul West, English-American author, poet, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Elston Howard, American baseball player and coach (d. 1980)
  • 1925 – Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Allan McLeod Cormack, South-African-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Dante Lavelli, American football player (d. 2009)
  • 1923 – Mary Francis Shura, American author (d. 1991)
  • 1915 – Jon Hall, American actor and director (d. 1979)
  • 1915 – Paul Tibbets, American general and pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1904 – William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (d. 1993)
  • 1899 – Norman Taurog, American director and screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1889 – Cyril Delevanti, English-American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1889 – John Gilbert Winant, American captain, pilot, and politician, 60th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1947)
  • 1889 – Victor Fleming, American director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 1949)
  • 1883 – Guy C. Wiggins, American painter (d. 1962)
  • 1868 – W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (d. 1963)
  • 1850 – César Ritz, Swiss businessman, founded The Ritz Hotel, London and Hôtel Ritz Paris (d. 1918)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Jacqueline Mattson, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – W. E. "Bill" Dykes, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Roger Hilsman, American soldier, academic, and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Eugene Bookhammer, American soldier and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – David Sayre, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – William Raggio, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious leader, founded Sahaja Yoga (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Howie Epstein, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (b. 1955)
  • 2003 – Robert K. Merton, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1999 – The Renegade, American wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 1998 – Philip Abbott, American actor and director (b. 1924)
  • 1997 – Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1945)
  • 1974 – Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1895)
  • 1973 – Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1948 – John Robert Gregg, Irish-American publisher and educator (b. 1866)
  • 1944 – Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and engineer (b. 1863)
  • 1848 – John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (b. 1767)
  • 1781 – George Taylor, Irish-American blacksmith and politician (b. 1716)
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