Historical Events for 23rd February 2023

1660 – Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1778 – Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge
1910 – 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)
1945 – US Marines raise American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Pulitzer Prize winning photo of which by Joe Rosenthall later became iconic, inspiring the Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture
1969 – Groundbreaking TV documentary series “Civilisation” presented by art historian Kenneth Clark premieres on BBC2 in the UK
1979 – Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps
1985 – Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens
2007 – A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
2016 – US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary – Donald Trump wins with 45.9.5%
2019 – Clashes on Venezuelan border kills two as its country’s officials try to stop aid getting in

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