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FEBURARY 16

Dina Hanning was born.

Metta Kaskel was born.

 

1959 - Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista

1968-The country's first 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala.

 

FEBRUARY 17

Genny Gallagher Wickman was born.

Steve Stathis was born.

 

1801- The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was broken by the House of Representatives who elected Jefferson president.

1962-Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin."

 

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.

 

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

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

 

FEBRUARY 21

Maryjo Carnacchio was born.

Laura Deckelman was born.

 

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

1965 - Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated.

 

FEBRUARY 22

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

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

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