Iraq Allied Ground Offensive ( 1991 ) President George H.W. Bush announced that the allied ground offensive against Iraqi forces had begun
23rd February ( 1997 ) : For the first time ever, a movie had been shown on television without commercial interruptions. The movie the Schindler’s List, a movie about the saving of the lives of Jewish factory workers in Germany, was aired on NBC on this date.
James Byrd Jr
23rd February ( 1999 ) : A jury in Jasper, Texas, convicted the first of those accused ( John William King ) of murder in the dragging death of a black man, James Byrd Jr. John William King, found guilty of kidnapping and murder on February 23 and was sentenced to death on February 25. Shawn Allen Berry, found guilty of kidnapping and murder on February 23 sentenced to life. Lawrence Russell Brewer, was sentenced to death.
Polio Vaccines Started 23rd February ( 1954 ) The first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk to a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania