February 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1836 - The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
- 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.
- 1905 - Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club.
- 1945 - World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.
- 1987 - Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
- Famous Birthdays: Jean-Baptiste Morin (French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer), George Frideric Handel (German-English composer), Frederick Wicks (English author and inventor), Allan McLeod Cormackc(South-African-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Michael Dell (American businessman, founded Dell)
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