Historical Events for 23rd February 2024

1660 – Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1934 – Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium
1947 – US General Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews
1967 – Noam Chomsky’s anti-Vietnam war essay “The Responsibility of Intellectuals” is published by the New York Review of Books
1969 – 11th Daytona 500: LeeRoy Yarbrough driving for Junior Johnson, catches Charlie Glotzbach on final lap to win; first Daytona 500 won on a last lap pass
1980 – Olympic giant slalom champion Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein wins
the women’s slalom, her second gold medal of the Lake Placid Winter Games
1986 – Despite losing, Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs gets largest arbitration in MLB history, $1.35M
2001 – 32nd NAACP Image Awards: “Remember the Titans” wins Outstanding Motion Picture
2012 – A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200
2013 – 51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan

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