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FEBRUARY 23

1685 Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Bienville (Governor of Louisiana, Founder of Mobile and New Orleans) Canadian Explorers Mobile, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Explorers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1455 Johannes Gutenberg Publishes the Bible, the First Book Printed on a Press with Movable Type Johannes Gutenberg The Bible Historic Firsts Concordia
1540 Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Leads Over 1,000 Men North from the Mexico in Search of the Golden Cities of Cibola Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Mexico New Mexico Explorers of North America Gold New Mexico Magazine
1813 World's First Mechanically-Powered Cotton Mill Is Incorporated in Waltham, MA Massachusetts Business & Economics Labor Historic Firsts The Concord Review (pdf)
1841 Chemical Society of London Holds Its First Organizational Meeting Great Britain Chemistry Historic Firsts Le Moyne College
1852 First White Settlers Arrive At the New Settlement of Port Townsend, Washington Port Townsend, Washington Port Townsend, Texas Historic Firsts History Link
1886 Charles Hall First to Use Electrolytic Processes to Separate Aluminum from Ore Chalres Martin Hall Aluminum Historic Firsts University of Houston
1946 First Known Case of Spotted Fever in the U.S. Is Reported in Queens, New York New York City Spotted Fever Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1983 Mark Pavelich Is the First U.S.–born National Hockey League Player to Score 5 Goals in a Game Minnesota Sports Figures National Hockey League Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1992 NASA Launches Navstar 2A-03 Global Positioning System Satellite Space Exploration Global Positioning NASA

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