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It happened on a… February 23
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2021

Tiger Woods had a near fatal car accident south of Los Angeles, injuring both legs.

2020

First major COVID-19 outbreak in Europe in Italy with 152 cases and three deaths, prompting emergency measures, locking down 10 towns in Lombardy.

1999

Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album ‘The Slim Shady LP’ (Grammy 2000 – Rap album).

1985

Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens.

1970

First presentation of Juno Awards to honour the best Canadian recording artists in Toronto, Ontario; the award is named after CRTC Chairman and later CBC/SRC President Pierre Juneau.

1945

US Marines raise American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Photo of which by Joe Rosenthall later became iconic, inspiring the Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture.

1940

Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” was released.

1905

Rotary Club founded by lawyer Paul Percy Harris and three others in Chicago, Illinois.

1904

The U.S. acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million.

1886

“The Times” of London publishes world’s 1st classified ad.

1455

Johannes Gutenberg prints his first Bible (estimated date).

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