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FEBRUARY 23

1846 William Horlick (English-American Food Manufacturer, Philanthropist Who Trademarked Malted Milk) English Business Leaders Foods and Nutrition Wisconsin Historical Society
1929 Elston Howard (Missouri-born First African-American to Play for the New York Yankees) Missouri Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
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1934 Virginia General Assembly Creates the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Virginia Drugs and Substance Abuse Virginia Historical Society
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
1958 The Last Race Is Held on the Old Daytona Beach Race Track Daytona, Flordia NASCAR Florida Historical Society
1960 American Carol Heiss Wins the Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medal New York City Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame The 1960 Winter Olympic Games
Demolition Begins on Ebbetts Field - Old Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers New York City Baseball New York Times
1961 U.S. National Council of Churches Endorses Artificial Contraception as Aid to Family Planning Religion Family Child Advocacy National Council of Churches Concordia
1980 Eric Heiden Sweeps Five Speed Skating Events at Lake Placid Winter Olympics Wisconsin Sports Figures Speed Skating Hall of Fame The 1980 Winter Olympic Games New York Times
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
1994 Nancy Kerrigan Bests Tonya Harding in Lillehammer Olympics Short Program Figure Skating Hall of Fame The 1994 Winter Olympic Games Television News Archive
1999 Austria Suffers First of Two Avalanches That Claim 38 Lives over Two Days Austria Snow Death CNN

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