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1716 

Feb 23, Lady Nithsdale (25) planned and executed the escape of her husband, William Maxwell (36), Fifth Earl of Nithsdale, as he awaited execution in the Tower of London. They both escaped to France and settled in Rome as members of James Francis Stuart’s court-in-exile.

1994 

Feb 23, Nancy Kerrigan led the women’s figure skating short program at the Winter Olympics in Norway, while Tonya Harding placed tenth.

2005 

Feb 23, In Homosassa, Florida, Jessica Marie Lunsford (9), was last seen when her grandmother tucked her into bed. The next morning, her father discovered she was gone. [see Mar 19

2009 

Feb 23, In SF Leticia Hunter (33) was shot and killed in the Tenderloin district.

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