#TDIH – February 23

Happy Birthday to Theresa Eaman, Randy Duncan and Billy Werth

1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.

1896 – The Tootsie Roll is invented.

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

1909 – The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.

Replica of the AEA Silver Dart
Replica of the AEA Silver Dart

1934 – First flight of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra, a twin-engine, all-metal monoplane airliner.

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

2014 – The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics take place in Sochi, Russia.

National Banana Bread Day