February 23 in History
1822February 23, 1822:
Boston receives a charter to become a city.
1905February 23, 1905:
Paul P. Harris, an attorney, establishes the first Rotary Club in Illinois, Chicago.
1954February 23, 1954:
A group of pupils from the Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania become the first children to receive Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine.
1958February 23, 1958:
Juan Manuel Fangio, an Argentine Formula One champion is kidnapped in Cuba, while attending the Cuba Grand Prix.
1968February 23, 1968:
NBA star Wilt Chamberlain scores his 25,000th points in the league.
1978February 23, 1978:
For the first time in the history of the Grammy awards, two songs, “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone and “Love Theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen)” by Barbra Streisand win the “Song of the Year” prize.
1996February 23, 1996:
The British black comedy-drama film, “Trainspotting” is released in Irish theatres.
2000February 23, 2000:
Musician Carlos Santana wins eight Grammy Awards for the album, “Supernatural”.
2002February 23, 2002:
Singer LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet, a backup dancer, tie the knot.
2020February 23, 2020:
A white man and his son shoot 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, a black man while he was jogging.