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Today in History for 15th February 2023

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Feb 15, 2023, 3:57:28 AM2/15/23
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Historical Events

1799 - 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania

1895 - 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans

1986 - National Assembly of the Philippines proclaims Ferdinand Marcos President for six more years after rigged elections against Corazon Aquino, supercharging the EDSA people power revolution

1987 - 29th Daytona 500: Bill Elliott leads for 104 of 200 laps including the last 3; had won pole with record speed of 210.364 mph

1995 - Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns

2009 - 58th NBA All-Star Game, US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ: West beats East, 146-119; MVPs: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, F; Shaquille O'Neal, LA Lakers, C

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Famous Birthdays

1885 - Richard Würz, German composer, and music critic, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1965)

1921 - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)

1923 - Justice Drake, British justice

1937 - Terry Everett, American politician (Rep-R-Alabama 1993-2009), born in Dothan, Alabama

1947 - John Adams, American composer (Nixon In China), born in Worcester, Massachusetts

1979 - Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Canadian actor (Quarantine), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Famous Deaths

1503 - Henry Deane, Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03), dies

1891 - Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 74

1994 - Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), dies of heart failure 72

2005 - Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)

2010 - Art Van Damme, American jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz), dies at 89

2022 - P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and satirist (Parliament of Whores; National Lampoon), dies of lung cancer at 74

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