Fun Facts (February 23)

Its been one year since I started my This Day in History posts so I’m gonna go ahead and try something new. Feel free to let me know if you want me to go back to the way I used to do it.
Thanks for reading:)

2012 The State Senate of Maryland approves a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state
2012 Ahead of court martial, suspect U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is formally charged with turning over a massive cache of classified documents to Wikileaks
2011 More than 1,000 people are estimated to have been killed during the unrest in Libya
2011 As more people are detained, the online call for a ‘Jasmine Revolution’ continues
2010 A car bomb explodes in a courthouse located in Newry, Northern Ireland. The area’s last incidence of a car bombing was in the year 2000
2003 45th Grammy Awards, Norah Jones and John Mayer win major awards
2000 42nd Grammy Awards, Santana, Sarah McLachlan and Sting win major awards
1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston South Carolina on WAVF 96.1 FM
1998 Supreme Court lets Megan’s Law stand
1998 Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31
1997 Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building and kills 1
1997 Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic
1997 NBC TV shows “Schindler’s List,” completely uncensored, 65 million watch
1997 Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly”
1996 Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
1996 Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands
1995 “Uncle Vanya” opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 29 performances
1995 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
1995 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
1994 Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
1993 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
1993 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
1993 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL’s 9th franchise (1st U.S. team)
1992 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
1992 Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe vs. Sri Lanka
1992 World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
1991 Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector “Macho” Camacho
1991 Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
1991 North Carolina is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games
1991 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1991 U.S. insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST
1990 Ian Smith 173* New Zealand vs. India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
1988 15th Winter Olympic games opens in Calgary, Alberta
1988 Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights and play up to 18 night games
1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3k (4:11.94)
1987 Dick Howser retires from managing Kansas City Royals, due to brain tumor
1987 Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
1987 Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604
1986 Despite losing, Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration ($1.35M)
1986 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA Standard Register/Samaritan Golf Classic
1986 Nelli Fiere-Cooman runs world record 60 m indoor (7.00 sec)
1985 Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game
1985 U.S. Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as attorney general
1983 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins
1983 USFL New Jersey Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)
1982 Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off,” premieres in London
1981 People mag features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
1981 Spanish coup under Lt-colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails
1980 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
1980 Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics
1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-million-gallon spill
1979 “Sarava” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 140 performances
1979 Frank Peterson, Jr. named 1st black general in Marine Corps
1979 George Harrison releases “George Harrison” album
1978 20th Grammy Awards: Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone wins
1976 Owners announce spring training won’t open without a labor contract
1975 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1974 Patty Hearst, daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by SLA
1974 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in “Confessions of an Orth”
1973 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London
1971 Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
1971 George Harrison is fined and his driving license is suspended for 1 year
1971 Lt. Calley confessed and implicates Captain Medina
1970 Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
1970 Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service

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