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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.