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Tuesday February 23, 2016

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February 23 is the 54th day of the year. 

There are 312 days remaining until the end of 2016.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:49 am 

and sunset will be at 5:58 pm. 

Today we will have 11 hours and 9 minutes of sun. 

February 23 is the 54th day of the year. 

There are 312 days remaining until the end of 2016.

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:49 am 

and sunset will be at 5:58 pm. 

Today we will have 11 hours and 9 minutes of sun. 

The lunar phase is a Full Moon. 

National Banana Bread Day

Spay Day USA

National Dog Biscuit Day

Mashramani-Republic Day (Guyana)

National Day (Brunei)

Red Army Day still celebrated as:

Defender of the Fatherland Day (Russia)

and Defender of the Fatherland and Armed Forces day (Belarus)

Terminalia held in honor of Terminus for those still living in Ancient Rome

if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share your special day with...

1685 – George Friederich Handel, German-English organist and composer (d. 1759)

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1868 – W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (d. 1963)

1904 – William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (d. 1993)

1944 – Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)

1945 – Allan Boesak, South African cleric and politician

1965 -- Michael Dell as in Dell Computer

1969 -- Daymond John founder of the FUBU clothing line

1983 -- actor Aziz Ansari

1994 – Dakota Fanning, American actress

on this day in history…

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1896 – The Tootsie Roll is invented.

1903 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".

1917 – First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the 
February Revolution (March 8th in the Gregorian calendar).

1927 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the 
Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications 
Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United 
States.

1945 -- US flag raised over Iwo Jima
The 28th Regiment of the 5th Marines take Mount Suribachi as the battle for control of Japanese-held Iwo Jima rages on.

1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine 
begins in Pittsburgh.

2000 -- Carlos Santana won eight Grammy Awards for his album "Supernatural," tying the record set by Michael Jackson in 1983 for "Thriller."

2003 -- Norah Jones won five Grammy Awards for the album "Come Away With Me."

2011 -- The Obama administration said it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.