- Today in History...on this date, Feb 23 -
In 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated.
In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an agreement with Cuba to lease the area around Guantanamo Bay to the United States.
In 1945, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi.
In 1965, Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team died in Santa Monica, California. He was 74.
In 1978, at the 20th annual Grammy Awards, The Eagles won Record of the Year for "Hotel California." "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac won the Album of the Year award.
In 2004, the finale of "Sex and the City" aired.