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A solar eclipse occurred on February 23, 1659 BC
http://eclipses.gsfc.nasa.gov/5MCSEmap/-1699--1600/-1658-02-23.gif
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56661924/the-fall-of-babylon/



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In Roman religion, Terminus was the god who protected boundary markers
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47950466/terminalia/



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Plutonium was chemically identified on February 23, 1941
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t7262860/plutonium/

The International Organization for Standardisation was founded on February 23, 1947,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organization_for_Standardization



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The WINDS satellite, also known as Kizuna was launched on 23 February 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WINDS

Fire aboard the Mir space station on 23 February 1997
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t34179050/mir-space-station/



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Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev (February 23, 1928 - December 31, 1990) was a Soviet cosmonaut 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Lazarev

Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau (born February 23, 1949) is a Canadian politician and former astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Garneau

Clayton Conrad Anderson (born February 23, 1959) is an American engineer and a retired NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_Anderson

Ruth Rowland Nichols (February 23, 1901 - September 25, 1960) was an aviation pioneer. She was the only woman yet to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude, and distance for a female pilot.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Rowland_Nichols

Samuel Pepys FRS, MP, JP, (23 February 1633 - 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pepys

Frantisek Josef Gerstner (February 23, 1756 - July 25, 1832) was a Bohemian physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franti%C5%A1ek_Josef_Gerstner

Sallie Louise Baliunas (February 23, 1953) is a retired astrophysicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallie_Baliunas

Svetlana Ivanovna Gerasimenko (born 23 February 1945 in Baryshivka, Kiev Oblast) is a Soviet Ukrainian and Tajikistani astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Gerasimenko

On 23 February, 1927 Werner Heisenberg wrote a letter, in which he first described his new principle
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43175118/heisenberg-uncertainty-principle/



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Living in the Past was a fly on the wall documentary programme aired by the BBC in 1978
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47950321/living-in-the-past/

Star Trek: "A Taste of Armageddon" was First broadcast on February 23, 1967

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Star Trek: "By Any Other Name" was first broadcast on February 23, 1968 
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NGC 2506 was discovered by William Herschel on the 23rd February 1791.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810209/ngc-2506/

NGC 2525 was discovered by William Herschel on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810196/ngc-2525/

NGC 2575 was discovered by Edouard Jean-Marie Stephan on the 23rd February 1878.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810187/ngc-2575/

NGC 3423 was discovered by William Herschel on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t59639926/ngc-3423/

NGC 3640 was discovered by William Herschel using on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810179/ngc-3640/

NGC 3645 was discovered by William Herschel on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810172/ngc-3645/

NGC 3649 was discovered by William Herschel on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810163/ngc-3649/

NGC 4496 was discovered by William Herschel on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810153/ngc-4496/

NGC 4527 was discovered by William Herschel on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810125/ngc-4527/

NGC 4664 was discovered by William Herschel using on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56810110/ngc-4664/

NGC 4636 was discovered by William Herschel using on the 23rd February 1784.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56806579/ngc-4636/



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Light from the supernova 1987A reached Earth on February 23, 1987.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3168655/sn-1987a/

The second component of Luhman 16 was discovered on the 23 February 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luhman_16#Discovery_of_companion

Asteroid (29075) 1950 DA was discovered on 23 February 1950 by Carl A. Wirtanen at Lick Observatory. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(29075)_1950_DA



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Meteorites

The Ras Tanura (H6) meteorite fell in Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia, on the 23rd February, 1961.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47950473/ras-tanura-meteorite/

The Laochenzhen (H6) meteorite fell in Henan, China, on the 23rd February, 1987.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47950474/laochenzhen-meteorite/



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