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Once Upon A Time – February 23 – 1968 – Wilt Chamberlain Becomes 1st NBAer To Score 25,000 Points

1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints his first Bible (estimated date)

1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola

1836 Alamo besieged for 13 days until March 6 by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed

1904 United States acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

1945 US Marines raise American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima.

1954 1st mass inoculation against Polio with the Jonas Salk vaccine takes place at Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1998 Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1996 “Trainspotting” directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Today in Music

1963 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in “La traviata”

Today in Sport

1968 Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points

1997 Scientists in Scotland announce they have cloned an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly”

1886 “The Times” of London newspaper publishes world’s 1st classified ad

Famous Weddings

1974 Future US Governor Jeb Bush (21) weds Columba Bush (20) in Austin, Texas

2002 “Blue” country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas

2003 Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

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