On This Day In History, 23 February

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World Events Today

  • The Battle of the Alamo started today in 1836, the siege lasted 13 days and ended in victory for the Mexican army
  • The Liberty Bell was reportedly rung for the final time today in 1846
  • The radioactive element Plutonium was chemically identified today in 1941

Entertainment Events Today

  • The British black comedy crime movie Trainspotting, starring Ewan McGregor, was released today in 1996
  • The Argentinian soccer legend Lionel Messi, scored the 50th hat-trick of his career today in 2019, he was playing for Barcelona as they beat Sevilla 4-2 in the Spanish La Liga
  • Roy Hodgson, became the oldest manager of a Premier League football club today in 2019, he was managing Crystal Palace and was 71 years and 198 days old

Family Events Today

  • Samuel Pepys, whose private diary is considered one of the most important ever recorded, was born today in 1633 in London
  • The legendary Baroque composer George Frideric Handel, was born today in 1685 in Brandenburg-Prussia
  • The British comic actor, writer and film director Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy fame, died today in 1965 aged 74

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Banana Bread Day

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