This Day in History on 23rd February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 23rd February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Republic Day of Guyana
  • National Day of Brunei Darussalam

Important Events

1455: Gutenberg Bible, the first printed book in the West, was published.

1886: Martin Hale, an American chemist, and inventor discovered aluminum.

1941: Plutonium was first isolated by Dr. Glenn Seaborg.

1945: World War II- US troops liberated the Philippine capital Manila from Japanese forces.

1947: Establishment of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

1952: Indian Parliament passed the Workers’ Provident Fund Bill.

1966: Military uprising in Syria.

2010: Qatar granted its citizenship to Indian painter M F Hussain.

Birthday / Anniversary

1633: Samuel Pepys, an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament.

1850: César Ritz, a Swiss hotelier.

1868: W. E. B. Du Bois, an American sociologist, writer, historian, and civil rights activist.

1876: Gadge Maharaj, an Indian mendicant-saint and social reformer.

1913: P. C. Sorcar, an Indian magician.

1969: Bhagyashree, an Indian actress.

Death / Death Anniversary

1792: Joshua Reynolds, an English painter, specializing in portraits.

1855: Carl Friedrich Gauss, a German mathematician, and physicist.

1904: Mahendralal Sarkar, a Bengali medical doctor, social reformer, and propagator of scientific studies in nineteenth-century India.

1969: Madhubala, an Indian film actress.

2004: Vijay Anand, an Indian filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, editor, and actor.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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