This Day in History – 23 February

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This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all the fascinating things that happened today on 23 February!

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of history. Now, let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 23 February”.

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1966 – Syrian coup d’état

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This Day in History – 23 February
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On 23 February 1966, the 13th Syrian military coup took place since its independence from France. It is believed to have resulted in fifty casualties. 

1969 –  Death anniversary of Madhubala

This Day in History – 23 February
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The iconic Indian film-star Madhubala passed away shortly after her 36th birthday due to Ventricular Septal Defect, which is a condition which caused a hole in her heart. Her legacy has many remarkable works like ‘Mr. & Mrs. ‘55’, ‘Howrah Bridge’ and ‘Kala Pani.’

1983 – Emily Blunt’s birthday

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The British actress is best known for her movies like ‘The Devil wears Prada’, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Muppets’.

1997 – Announcement of the world’s first mammal cloned from an adult

This Day in History – 23 February
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Dolly, a Finnish Dorset sheep was born in 1996, yet the achievement of her creation was announced later — on this day. Her birth was a major scientific leap and see immediately became the ‘90s media speculation’ where talks about human cloning gained traction. 

1998 – A Fatwa by Osama Bin Laden 

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On this day, Al-Quds al-Arabi, an Arabic newspaper published in London, printed a fatwa that was allegedly faxed to them under the signatures of Laden. The Fatwa called for a Jihad against the Jews and the Crusaders.

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Vanshika Yadav
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