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Birthdays occurring on February, 23

1633 Samuel Pepys was born on February 23, 1633
English diarist and naval administrator. 1633-1703
Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
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1685 George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685
German born English composer of the late Baroque era, 1685-1759
Whether I was in my body or out of my body as I wrote it I know not. God knows.
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1868 W. E. B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868
American scholar, sociologist and civil-rights leader,1868-1963
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
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1873 Joseph Allen was born on February 23, 1873
God's timing in moving me down here was perfect,
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1883 Karl Jaspers was born on February 23, 1883
Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them
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Deaths occurring on February, 23

1792 Joshua Reynolds died on February 23, 1792
British portrait painter, 1723-1792
If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
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1821 John Keats died on February 23, 1821
English Romantic poet. 1795-1821
Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain / Clings cruelly to us.
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1848 John Quincy Adams died on February 23, 1848
American 6th US president (1825-29), eldest son of John Adams, 2nd US president. 1767-1848
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
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1855 Carl Friedrich Gauss died on February 23, 1855
German mathematician 1777-1855
Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics
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1931 Nellie Melba died on February 23, 1931
Australian World renowned soprano, 1861-1931
If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia -- I couldn't help it. It's got to be perfection for me.
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