23rd February

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2003 Norah Jones wins five Grammy awards Norah Jones wins five Grammy Awards for the album 'Come Away With Me', tying the record for a female artist held by Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys, and since tied by Beyonce.
2000 Carlos Santana wins eight Grammy awards Carlos Santana wins eight Grammy Awards for his album 'Supernatural', tying the record set by Michael Jackson in 1983 for 'Thriller'
1997 Sheep cloned Scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named Dolly.
1991 Militiary coup in Thailand A military coup led by General Sunthorn Kongsompong takes control of Thailand
1987 Andy Warhol dies Andy Warhol dies in New York following routine gall bladder surgery at the age of 56.
1981 Spain democracy threatened Soldiers and members of the Civil Guard storm the Spanish Parliament threatening the fledgling democracy, once ruled by dictator General Franco.
1972 Hijack - Palestinian hijackers surrender Palestinian hijackers who took over a Lufthansa jet two days ago release the crew at an airfield in the Yemen.
1965 Stan Laurel dies Comedian Stan Laurel dies aged 74.
1945 World War 2 - Iwo Jima victory US Marines on Iwo Jima capture Mount Suribachi and raise the American flag. The moment is captured in a Pulitzer Prize winning photo by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal.
1940 Peter Fonda born American actor Peter Fonda is born
1934 Edward Elgar dies English composer Sir Edward Elgar dies in Worcester.
1848 US Presidents - 6th John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, dies aged 80 in Washington, DC, two days after suffering a stroke on the floor of the House of Representatives.
1685 George Frideric Handel born German composer George Frideric Handel is born.
1633 Samuel Pepys born English diarist Samuel Pepys is born

 

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On This Day - 23rd February