February 23 in history: First mass polio vaccine, Panama Canal Zone, and more

The February Revolution, International Organization for Standardization, and more — here's what happened on this day in history

1904

US acquires control of Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

(Photograph:WION)

1917

The February Revolution begins in Russia

(Photograph:WION)

1947

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) begins operating

(Photograph:WION)

1954

The first mass inoculation against polio is conducted in US

(Photograph:WION)

1998

Osama bin Laden issues fatwa declaring jihad against Jews & Crusaders

(Photograph:WION)

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