February 23 in Pop Culture History
February 23rd is…
National Banana Bread Day celebrates the popular baked good made with ripe bananas, flour, sugar, and eggs. It is difficult to determine the origins of the holiday, but you can enjoy it by baking, eating, or enjoying banana bread.
Curling: Cool Day Curling is a sport that has been celebrated and encouraged to be more. Curling originated in Canada. in Scotland in It was invented in the 16th Century and is still being played today. The goal is to slide large stones across ice onto the target area. “house,”To control speed and direction, sweep the ice. Although originally the game was played on frozen lakes or ponds, today it can be played indoors. in dedicated curling courts. Modern curling was founded in Scotland in The sport was popularized in the United States and Canada during the 19th century and 20th centuries. Curling is now governed by The World Curling Federation. There are both professional and amateur levels of curling, and international competitions are held frequently.
Diesel Engine Day The patent for the diesel engine is celebrated. It is celebrated. February 23Rudolf Diesel (German engineer) was granted a patent in 1893. “Working Methods and Techniques for Internal Combustion Engines.”This patent was for the invention of an internal combustion engine. It would become the Diesel engine. Diesel engines are a compression-ignition engine. They use heat produced from compression to ignite the fuel, instead of depending on a sparkplug. in The traditional gasoline engine. The diesel engine is widely used for transportation and shipping as well as power generation because of its durability and high efficiency.
Dog Biscuit Day It’s a day for dog lovers to remember and celebrate the work of dog biscuit makers and all that they do for their dogs.
National Play Tennis DayIt is a day dedicated to tennis, and encourages people to enjoy it. The idea is thought to be a result of a match between two players. in The 12th Century in France was the first country to play it. The ball was hit over a string strung through a court. This game was formalized. in In the 16th century, indoor tennis courts were created and rules established. It was the first ever tennis tournament. in 1877. Tennis has grown to be a popular international sport. Numerous tournaments are held around the world, both professional and amateur, including Wimbledon, French Open and US Open.
National Rationalization Day It is an opportunity to confront the temptation to excuse mistakes or failures. People will often attempt to justify what they do, even when the reasons aren’t valid. However, this day is a chance to reflect upon these excuses and to correct any past mistakes that resulted from rationalization. People may decide to take the day off from work because they feel it is necessary. They use this time to correct their mistakes and make amends.
Natial Tile Day is a day to recognize tile’s beauty, durability, and versatility as a building material and inspire creativity in tile design.
World Understanding and Peace Day on February 23 Rotary International celebrates its founding, which began as a four-man meeting. in Chicago, Illinois. Paul Harris, an attorney, organized the meeting to establish a professional group reflecting the values of Paul Harris’s community and social involvement. in He was a young man. Rotary International officially took the name. in As the group grew, it was expanded to include professionals from similar backgrounds worldwide in 1922. Today, World Understanding and Peace Day commemorates the beginning of one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations.
1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. Ironically, the date could have been more certain if newspapers were available at that time.
1739 – Richard Palmer was identified by his former schoolteacher as the outlaw Dick Turpin.
1792 – The Humane Society of Massachusetts was incorporated.
1896 – Leo Hirshfield in New York’s Tootsie Roll was introduced.
1903 – Cuba leased Guantanamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity.”
1905 – Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen met for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club.
1940 – Pinocchio Released in theaters.
1941 – Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg
1945 – During the Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak, and raised the U.S. flag. This photo won the Pulitzer Prize and became world-famous.
1947 – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was founded.
1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with Jonas Salk’s vaccine began in Pittsburgh, PA.
1955 – First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
1964 – The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the third time.
1967 – The Beatles made a taped appearance on American Bandstand, where they premiered their new music videos for the songs “Penny Lane” “Strawberry Fields Forever”
1975 – There was an energy crisis in The US in 1975, so daylight savings time started two months early – Feb 23rd instead of April.
1978 -Both Barbra Streisand’s A Star Is Born (Evergreen), Love Theme and Debby Boone’s Your Lightening Up My Life were awarded the Best Song Grammy – the first and only tie in That category in Grammy history.
1980 – # 1 Hit February 23, 1980 – March 21, 1980: The Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1987 – Supernova 1987a Was seen in Large Magellanic cloud
1991 – # 1 Hit February 23, 1991 – March 8, 1991: Whitney Houston – Everything I need in a man
1991 – Operation Desert Storm began in Iraq.
1997 – Scientists announced the first successful cloning of an animal, a lamb named Dolly.
1997 – NBC aired Schindler’s ListIt is completely uncensored.
2002 – # 1 Hit February 23, 2002 – March 8, 2002: Ja Rule featuring Ashanti – Always on time