Very few holidays are celebrated in the world on February 23rd. But on this day, many important historical events took place and many famous people were born.
For example, on this day, 147 years ago, tennis was patented, the famous director Victor Fleming was born 132 years ago, and the third President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, was born 67 years ago. Informant will tell you about the most important facts of the day.
ON THIS DAY
World Animal Sterilization Day – held annually on the last Tuesday of February. On this day, veterinary clinics participating in the action, as a rule, perform the castration and sterilization of animals on preferential terms or free of charge. One of the objectives of the action is to convey the idea that castration is the most effective and humane way to minimize the population of stray animals. World SpayDay appeared back in 1995 in the USA.
Birthday celebrated on this day: Anna, Anthony, Arkady, Valentina, Vasily, Galina, Gennady, German, Gregory, Ivan, Luka, Mark, Pavel, Peter.
IN DNEPR THIS DAY A YEAR AGO
Exactly a year ago, on February 23, the Informant said that on the Kryvyi Rih highway, a VAZ flew into a truck. The car driver died without regaining consciousness. Also on this day, in the center of the Dnieper, they demanded the resignation of the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. We also showed how the city looks like if you turn it inside out, and wrote that Easter eggs were hidden in the public transport of the Dnieper with a request to be polite.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1874 – English Major Walter Wingfield patented the game he called Sphairistike, now known as tennis.
1886 – American Charles Hall obtained aluminum by electrolytic method.
1893 – Rudolf Diesel received a patent for a diesel plant.
1903 – Cuba gives the US base Guantanamo in perpetual lease.
1941 – plutonium was obtained for the first time.
1953 – 14 thousand deserters of the Second World War were amnestied in England.
1993 – the programming language Ruby was created.
WHO OF THE CELEBRITIES WAS BORN THIS DAY
1685 – Georg Frideric Handel (died 1759), German composer.
1889 – Victor Fleming (died 1949), American filmmaker (Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz).
1952 – Brad Whitford, American musician, guitarist for the rock band Aerosmith.
1954 – Viktor Yushchenko, third President of Ukraine.
1965 – Christine Davis, American actress (Sex and the City).
1981 – Gareth Barry, English footballer, England national team player.
1983 – Emily Blunt, British actress (The Devil Wears Prada, Young Victoria).
1983 – Mido, an Egyptian footballer.
1994 – Dakota Fanning, American film actress and fashion model (“Ocean Eight”, “The Twilight Saga. Eclipse”).