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FEBRUARY 20, 1962 – John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit Planet Earth
National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a UFO

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

FEBRUARY 1, 1865 – Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to U.S. Constitution.

FEBRUARY 1, 1902 – Langston Hughes is born in Joplin, Missouri.

FEBRUARY 1, 1946 – Chris Clark is born in Santa Cruz, California.

FEBRUARY 1, 1983 – Andrew Vanwyngarden is born in Columbia, Missouri.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY

FEBRUARY 2, 1882 – James Joyce is born in Rathgar, Ireland.

FEBRUARY 2, 1983 – Tom Smothers is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 2, 1974 – Osgood Perkins is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 3, 1874 – Gertrude Stein is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

FEBRUARY 3, 1894 – Norman Rockwell is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 3, 1909 – Simone Weil is born in Paris, France.

FEBRUARY 3, 1927 – Kenneth Anger is born in Santa Monica, California.

FEBRUARY 3, 1934 – Selina Trieff is born in Brooklyn, New York.

FEBRUARY 4, 1869 – Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FEBRUARY 4, 1913 – Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, Alabama.

FEBRUARY 4, 2004 – Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

FEBRUARY 5, 1869 – The great alluvial gold nugget nicknamed the Welcome Stranger, is found in Victoria, Australia.

FEBRUARY 5, 1914 – William Burroughs is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

FEBRUARY 5, 1940 – H. R. Giger is born Hans Rudolf Giger in Chur, Switzerland.

FEBRUARY 6, 1899 – Ramon Novarro is born Josι Ramσn Gil Samaniego in Durango, Mexico.

FEBRUARY 6, 1945 – Bob Marley is born in Saint Ann, Jamaica.

FEBRUARY 6, 1959 – Texas Instruments files for the patent for the integrated circuit.

FEBRUARY 7, 1885 – Sinclair Lewis is born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

FEBRUARY 7, 1935 – Monopoly is invented.

FEBRUARY 7, 1962 – Eddie Izzard is born in Colony of Aden (Yemen).

FEBRUARY 8, 1850 – Kate Chopin is born Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri.

FEBRUARY 8, 1915 – D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles, California.

FEBRUARY 8, 1931 – James Dean is born in Marion, Indiana.

FEBRUARY 9, 1737 – Thomas Paine is born in Norfolk, England.

FEBRUARY 9, 1909 – Carmen Miranda is born in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal.

FEBRUARY 9, 1939 – Barry Mann is born in Brooklyn, New York.

FEBRUARY 9, 1964 – The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.

FEBRUARY 9, 1976 – Elvis Perkins is born in New York City, New York.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 - FULL SNOW MOON

FEBRUARY 10, 1898 – Bertolt Brecht is born in Augsburg, Bavaria.

FEBRUARY 10, 1962 – Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opens featuring Look Mickey.

FEBRUARY 11, 1896 – Oscar Wilde's Salomé debuts in Paris, France.

FEBRUARY 11, 1935 – Gene Vincent is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

FEBRUARY 11, 1938 – BBC Television produces the first sci-fi tv program R.U.R., thus introducing the general public to the term, robot.

FEBRUARY 11, 1974 – D'Angelo is born in Richmond, Virginia.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 - LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

FEBRUARY 12, 1857 – Eugθne Atget is born in Libourne, France.

FEBRUARY 12, 1884 – Alice Roosevelt Longworth is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 12, 1947 – Christian Dior unveils a New Look in Paris, France.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 - PRESIDENT'S DAY

FEBRUARY 13, 1920 – Boudleaux Bryant is born in Shellman, Georgia.

FEBRUARY 13, 1938 – Joan Brown is born in San Francisco, California.

FEBRUARY 13, 1955 – Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 - VALENTINE'S DAY

FEBRUARY 14, 1880 – Aida Walker is born in Richmond, Virginia.

FEBRUARY 14, 1886 – Walter Liggett is born near Benson, Minnesota.

FEBRUARY 15, 1820 – Susan B. Anthony is born in Adams, Massachusetts.

FEBRUARY 15, 1970 – Shepard Fairey is born in Charleston, South Carolina.

FEBRUARY 15, 1972 – Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

FEBRUARY 16, 1878 – Pamela Coleman Smith is born in London, England.

FEBRUARY 16, 1931 – Otis Blackwell is born in Brooklyn, New York.

FEBRUARY 16, 1935 – Kenneth Price is born in Los Angeles, California.

FEBRUARY 17, 1621 – Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of Plymouth Colony.

FEBRUARY 17, 1962 – David McComb is born in Perth, Australia.

FEBRUARY 18, 1404 – Leon Battista Alberti is born in Genoa, Italy.

FEBRUARY 18, 1873 – Vasil Levski is hung in the Sofia, Bulgaria by the Ottoman authorities.

FEBRUARY 19, 1861 – Serfdom is abolished in Russia.

FEBRUARY 19, 1896 – André Breton is born in Tinchebray, France.

FEBRUARY 19, 1921 – Ann Savage is born Bernice Maxine Lyon in Columbia, South Carolina.

FEBRUARY 19, 1948 – Tony Iommi is born in Birmingham, England.

FEBRUARY 20, 1902 – Ansel Adams is born in San Francisco, California.

FEBRUARY 20, 1953 – Poison Ivy is born Kristy Wallace in San Bernardino, California.

FEBRUARY 20, 1962 – John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit Planet Earth.

FEBRUARY 20, 1967 – Kurt Cobain is born in Aberdeen, Washington.

FEBRUARY 20, 1967 – Lili Taylor is born in Glencoe, Illinois.

FEBRUARY 21, 1903 – Anais Nin is born in Paris, France.

FEBRUARY 21, 1915 – Claudia Jones is born Claudia Vera Cumberbatch in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

FEBRUARY 21, 1925 – Sam Peckinpah is born in Fresno, California.

FEBRUARY 21, 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue.

FEBRUARY 21, 1933 – Nina Simone is born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina.

FEBRUARY 21, 1962 – David Foster Wallace is born in Ithaca, New York.

FEBRUARY 22, 1892 – Edna St. Vincent Millay is born in Rockland, Maine.

FEBRUARY 22, 1900 – Luis Bunuel is born in Calanda, Spain.

FEBRUARY 22, 1925 – Edward Gorey is born in Chicago, Illinois.

FEBRUARY 22, 1930 – Marni Nixon is born in Altadena, California.

FEBRUARY 22, 1997 – Scientists in Roslin, Scotland, announce the succesful cloning of a sheep named Dolly.

FEBRUARY 23, 1903 – Cuba leases Guantαnamo Bay to the United States in perpetuity.

FEBRUARY 23, 1937 – Claude Brown is born in Harlem, New York.

FEBRUARY 23, 1940 – Peter Fonda is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 23, 1958 – David Sylvian is born David Alan Batt in Kent, England.

FEBRUARY 24, 1836 – Winslow Homer is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

FEBRUARY 24, 1989 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a $3,000,000 bounty for the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.

FEBRUARY 25, 1841 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir is born in Limoges, France.

FEBRUARY 25, 1865 – American artist Worthington Whittredge of the Hudson River School dies.

FEBRUARY 25, 1879 – Mabel Dodge is born in Buffalo, New York.

FEBRUARY 25, 1899 – Henry Hensche is born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

FEBRUARY 25, 1954 – John Doe is born in Decatur, Illinois.

FEBRUARY 26, 1877 – Rudolph Dirks is born in Heide, Germany.

FEBRUARY 26, 1917 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

FEBRUARY 26, 1932 – Johnny Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas.

FEBRUARY 26, 1971 – Erykah Badu is born in Dallas, Texas.

FEBRUARY 26, 1974 – Alynda Lee Segarra is born in Bronx, New York.

FEBRUARY 26, 1981 – Sharon Van Etten is born in Clinton, New Jersey.

FEBRUARY 27, 1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born in Portland, Maine.

FEBRUARY 27, 1902 – John Steinbeck is born in Salinas, California.

FEBRUARY 27, 1932 – Elizabeth Taylor is born in London, England.

FEBRUARY 27, 2004 – The John Jay Report is released detailing the sexual abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church.

FEBRUARY 28, 1887 – Williams Zorach is born Zorach Gorfinkel in Jurbarkas, Lithuania.

FEBRUARY 28, 1934 – Giorgio Gomelsky is born in Tiflis, Georgia.

FEBRUARY 28, 1942 – Brian Jones is born in Gloucestershire, England.

FEBRUARY 28, 1956 – Guy Maddin is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

FEBRUARY 28, 1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

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