February 23, 2013 in History


In Washington state, six tanks are reported to be leaking radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; the leak has not posed an immediate health risk

More Notable Events on February 23:
1980 Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics
1980 Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-million-gallon spill
1945 U.S. Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and statue
1904 U.S. acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
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