February 23 Holidays

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<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/emily-blunt" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/5b4291d8-9f6f-42f3-8398-3a44b9855600/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Emily Blunt" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actress</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/emily-blunt" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Emily Blunt</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/dakota-fanning" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/fce2f387-6834-4461-4a65-408283295700/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Dakota Fanning" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actress</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/dakota-fanning" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Dakota Fanning</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>303</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Destruction of the Christian Church in Nicomedia</div><div class='timeline-text'>This event marked the start of Diocletianic Persecution, a significant period of Christian persecution by the Romans.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1455</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Publication of the Gutenberg Bible</div><div class='timeline-text'>This is widely remembered as the first Western book printed with movable type.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1763</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Berbice Slave Uprising Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>This marks the first major slave revolt in South America, taking place in Guyana.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1883</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Anti-Trust Law by Alabama</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alabama became the first U.S. state to enact an anti-trust law, a landmark event in regulation history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1905</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of the Rotary Club</div><div class='timeline-text'>Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen formed the Rotary Club, becoming the world's first service club.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1954</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Mass Polio Inoculation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh, marking a major turning point in public health history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Observation of Supernova 1987a</div><div class='timeline-text'>Astronomers observe Supernova 1987a in the Large Magellanic Cloud, offering new insights into cosmic events.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First B-2 Spirit Bomber Operational Loss</div><div class='timeline-text'>A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber crashes on Guam, marking the first operational loss of a B-2.</div></div></div>

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