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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
1943

Jada Rowland, NYC, actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm)

Birth
1943

Gen-Maj Bradley arrives in Dakar and Marrakesh

Event
1943

German troops pull back through Kasserine-pass Tunisia

Event
1944

Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], Leland Miss, guitarist (Silver Train)

Birth
1944

Mike Maxfield, rocker (Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas)

Birth
1944

James Cousins, British MP

Birth
1944

Leo Hendrick Baekeland, inventor (Bakelite), dies

Death
1945

US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and statue

Event
1945

Operation Grenade: Gen Simpsons 9th Army crosses Ruhr

Event
1945

Canadian troops occupy Kalkar

Event
1945

2nd Dutch govt of Gerbrandy forms in London

Event
1945

Aubrey Cousins, Canadian sergeant (Victoria Cross), dies in battle

Death
1945

Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62

Death
1945

Frank Murray, police Officer

Birth
1946

Rusty Young, Calif, rock steel guitarist (Poco-Heat of the Night)

Birth
1947

Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)

Birth
1947

Anton Mosimann, chef

Birth
1947

Colin Sanders, British computer engineer (Solid State Logic)

Birth
1947

Geoff Cope, cricketer (England off-spinner 1977-78)

Birth
1947

Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews

Event
1948

Bill Alexander, theatre director

Birth
1949

Larry Demps, US RandB vocalist (Dramatics-Me and Mrs Jones)

Birth
1949

Marc Garneau, Quebec City Canada, PhD/astronaut (STS 13, 77)

Birth
1949

Maureen Hicks, British MP

Birth
1949

Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist

Birth