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This Day in History – February 23

1813 – 1st raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass.
1822 – Boston, Massachusetts, is incorporated as a city.
1874 – Major Walter Clopton Winfield patents a game called “sphairistike” (lawn tennis).
1896 – Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield.
1905 – First Rotary Club formed by 4 men in the Unity Building, Chicago.
1915 – Nevada enforces convenient divorce law.
1927 – US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC).
1939 – 11th Academy Awards: “You Can’t Take It With You”, Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins.
1945 – US Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima, later a famous photo and Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture.
1954 – 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh).
1964 – 6th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (154.334).
1973 – Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London.
1985 – Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game.
1988 – Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights & play up to 18 night games.
1991 – UNC is 1st NCACC basketball team to win 1,500 games.
1993 – Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees.
1995 – Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33).
2001 – 32nd NCAAP Image Awards: “Remember the Titans” wins Outstanding Motion Picture.
2014 – 56th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (145:29 MPH).
2016 – US primary elections: Nevada Republican Primary – Donald Trump wins with 45.9%.
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