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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
1904

Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)

Birth
1904

William L Shirer, historian (Rise and Fall of 3rd Reich)

Birth
1905

Rotary Club International formed by 4 men in Chicago

Event
1905

Leonidas Zoras, composer

Birth
1906

Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

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1906

Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed

Death
1907

Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman

Birth
1908

William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)

Birth
1909

Russian tsar Nicolas II dissolves Finnish Diet

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1909

Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)

Birth
1910

George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," premieres in London

Event
1910

1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

Event
1911

G Mennen Williams, Detroit, Sup Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60)

Birth
1911

Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic

Birth
1913

Charles Leonard, US, pentathelete (Olympic-1936)

Birth
1913

Earl of Lincoln

Birth
1913

Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test S Afr career), dies

Death
1914

Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)

Birth
1915

Nevada enforces convenient divorce law

Event
1915

Robert Smalls, Reconstruction congressman, dies at 75 in SC

Death
1915

Germany sinks US ships Carib and Evelyn and torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin

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1915

Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)

Birth
1916

Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin

Event
1916

French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun

Event
1916

George Clement Martin, composer, dies at 71

Death