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Today is Sunday, February 23rd,  the 54th day of the year. There are 312

Ed "Too Tall" Jones

Ed “Too Tall” Jones

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month,

National Cherry Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month, Tennis Day


Larry Demps, 71, singer (The Dramatics)

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash

Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 69, Hall of Fame football player

Bobby Bonilla, 57, baseball player

Damon John, 51, entrepreneur

Niecy Nash, 50, actress

D-Roc, 41, rapper (Ying Yang Twins)

Jerod Mayo, 33, football player

Ab-Soul, 33, rapper

W.E.B. DuBois

W.E.B. DuBois

Andrew Wiggins, 25, basketball player


W.E.B. DuBois, 151, civil rights activist/author (d. 1963)


Carl Anderson, 2004, singer (b. 1945)


1938 – Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title.

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

1965 – Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president.

1972 – Political activist, Angela Davis is released from jail.

1975 – In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences

nearly two months early in the United States.

1979 – Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps.

1993 – Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees.

1999 – Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album ‘The

Slim Shady LP’ (Grammy 2000 – Rap album).


As a Pisces born on February 23rd, your imagination, intuition and selflessness are amongst your most defining qualities. You have an active and creative mind, which you use for a variety of purpose, one being to find the best in people and situations. Your friends and family admire your imaginative optimism, but they truly appreciate your emotional understanding. At times, you seem to just “know” when a loved one is upset or troubled. When someone you care about is in need, there is little you would not sacrifice for their well being.

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