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On This Day :: February 23

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1934 – Edward Elgar, English composer, died.

1965 – Stan Laurel, British-born half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy duo, died.

1981 – Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero and a group of Civil Guards burst into the Spanish parliament, firing shots in an unsuccessful coup attempt.

1991 – Thailand’s armed forces seized power in a bloodless coup and arrested Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.

1997 – World’s first clone of an adult animal “Dolly the Sheep”.

2000 – German soccer player Lothar Matthaeus sets world record for playing 144th international match.

2003 – Howie Epstein, guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died aged 47.

2003 – Singer Norah Jones wins five Grammy Awards.

2007 – Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, author of the German World War Two novel “Das Boot”, died aged 89.

2008 – Former Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek, an architect of the country’s independence from former Yugoslavia, died.

2012 – Series of fatal bombings across Iraq.

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