From Fathers Day in Russia to celebrity weddings and notable album release by Eminem, we bring happenings on this day February 23:
1940 – Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” released
2002 – “Blue” country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas
1999 – Disney film “Mulan” premiered in China. Only 10 foreign films per year were allowed into China so as to protect its own industry.
1985 – Stevie Wonder was arrested outside of the South African embassy in Washington DC. He was arrested during an anti-apartheid demonstration.
1848 – The sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died in Washington, D.C., at age 80.
1999 – Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album ‘The Slim Shady LP’ (Grammy 2000 – Rap album)
2004- The World Health Organization launched a massive immunization campaign targeting 63 million children in 10 African countries as a polio outbreak spread from heavily Muslim northern region.
1970 – Feb 23, Guyana becomes a republic.
2006 – Christians in the southern Nigerian city of Onitsha burned Muslim corpses and defaced wrecked mosques, showing little repentance after days of sectarian violence that has killed more than 120 people across the country.