Historical Events for 23rd February 2021

1540 – Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola
1847 – Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans
1886 – Aluminum manufacturing process developed
1944 – Battle of Eniwetok ends as US forces complete the capture of Parry Island from the Japanese 1st Amphibious Brigade
1956 – 13th Golden Globes: “East of Eden”, Ernest Borgnine, and Anna Magnani win
1970 – Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
1990 – “Hold On” single released by En Vogue (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)
2014 – XXII Winter Olympic Games close in Sochi, Russia
2018 – Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 1,000m; also 1,500m champion
2019 – Sri Lanka becomes first Asian cricket team to clinch a Test series in South Africa chasing down 197 in the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth; Kusal Mendis 84no, Oshada Fernando 75no

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