Calendar for February 16th, 2013

1868: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks founded in NYC

1881: Canadian Pacific Railway Company incorporated

1883: Ladies Home Journal was published for the first time

Born 1903: Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist)

1932: First fruit tree patent (for a peach) issued in the United States

Born 1935: Sonny Bono (singer, actor, & politician)

Born 1957: LeVar Burton, Jr. (actor)

1959: Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba

Born 1959: John McEnroe (tennis player)

1968: The nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated, in Haleyville, Alabama

Born 1972: Jerome Bettis (football player)

1972: Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scored his 30,000th point in a game between the Lakers and the Suns. He was the first player in NBA history to amass 30,000 points

Died 2002: John Gardner (health, education, and welfare secretary)

Died 2004: Doris Troy (singer who wrote and sang the top 10 hit Just One Look)

Died 2005: Nicole DeHuff (actress)

2008: A scrapbook with locks of hair from the first 12 U.S. presidents went on display at The Academy of Natural Science

Died 2012: Gary "Kidd" Carter (baseball catcher)