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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
1986

Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic

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1986

Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec)

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1986

Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)

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1987

Dick Howser retires from managing KC Royals, due to brain tumor

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1987

Esmond Knight, actor (Black Narcissus, Henry V), dies at 80

Death
1987

Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member

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1987

Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604

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1988

Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3k (4:11.94)

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1988

Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights and play up to 18 night games

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1988

15th Winter Olympic games opens in Calgary, Alberta

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1990

Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53

Death
1990

Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat

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1990

James Gavin, commandant US 82nd Airborn Div (Normandy), dies at 82

Death
1990

Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62

Death
1991

US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST

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1991

Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector "Macho" Camacho

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1991

Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested

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1991

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

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1991

NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games

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1992

Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka

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1992

16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France

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1992

World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313

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1992

Jacquelyn Hyde, actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61

Death
1992

Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies

Death
1993

Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees

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