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FEBRUARY 18

Eddy Pastore was born.

 

1885  - “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain was published.

1953  - First 3D film “Bwana Devil” premieres  in NYC.

 

FEBRUARY 19

Heather Leonard was born.

Jeannemarie Morris was born.

 

1878 - Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph).

1968 - The first nationwide broadcast of “Mr. Roger's Neighborhood” aired on PBS.

 

FEBRUARY 20

Dan Mundy Sr. was born.

Jennifer Herold was born.

 

1895 - Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, author, and orator, died.

1962 - John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.

 

FEBRUARY 21

Jen Lawler Hullah was born.

Maryjo Carnacchio was born.

 

1878  - The first telephone book was issued (New Haven, Conn.).

1965 - Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated.

 

FEBRUARY 22

Mairead Gurry was born.

 

1879 - Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first "Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York.

1935 - Airplanes were no longer permitted to fl y over the White House.

 

FEBRUARY 23

Paddy Tubz was born.

Sonny Livingston was born.

Brian Cori was born.

Michael Thomas Gurry was born.

 

1945 - U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.

1997 - Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly.

 

FEBRUARY 24

Peter McFadden was born.

Marvin Eisenstadt was born.

 

1821 - Mexico declared its independence from Spain.

1980 - The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland to win the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics.

 

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