Historical Events For February - 23
Thursday, 23 February 2017
0303 Today in history emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1455 On February - 23 johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (estimated date)
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date) today in history.
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots on February - 23.
1633 The birth of Samuel Pepys, British Diarist today in history.
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden on February - 23.
1668 Today in history fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam today in history.
1685 On this day in history the birth of Geroge Frederic Handel, German composer
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England today in history.
1778 On February - 23 baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge