On this day
Johannes Gutenberg invented the modern printing press and is famous for his role in producing one of the earliest printed books, the Gutenberg Bible.
It’s hard to know exactly when Gutenberg first printed the Bible, but the estimated date is February 23rd 1455. This not only was the start of the transition from handwritten to printed books, it meant that information could now be spread quicker and easier than ever.
Beginning of a battle!
A group of Texan soldiers, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, defended the Alamo mission against a much larger Mexican army led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
The fight against polio got easier.
Developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, it marked a milestone in the fight against polio and the beginning of a massive effort to eradicate the disease. The polio vaccine's development and use is widely regarded as a great public health achievement of the 20th century.
An iconic debut.
He became one of the most renowned and beloved tenors of all time, known for his beautiful voice, captivating performances, and generous spirit. Pavarotti passed away in 2007, but his legacy continues as one of the greatest tenors ever.
Special Days Falling on February 23rdIf you’re not sure where to start celebrating today, here are a few ideas…
National Dog Biscuit Day
Whilst we don’t really know when or how this tradition started, we’re pretty sure our canine companions had something to do with it! Why not try your hand at making your pup some easy homemade treats today, just to show them how much you love them!