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Calendar for February 25th, 2013

Full Snow Moon

Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.

1720s

  • Died 1723: Christopher Wren (architect)

  • 1750s

  • 1751: First trained monkey act in the U.S.

  • 1790s

  • 1793: George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States

  • 1840s

  • Born 1841: Pierre Auguste Renoir (painter)

  • 1850s

  • Died 1852: Thomas Moore (poet)

  • 1860s

  • Died 1864: Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1901: Zeppo Marx (comedian)

  • 1908: First tunnel (railroad) under Hudson River opened, linking New Jersey to New York City

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Jim Backus (actor)

  • Born 1918: Bobby Riggs (tennis player)

  • 1919: First state gasoline tax began, Oregon

  • 1930s

  • 1933: USS Ranger, first true aircraft carrier, launched

  • 1940s

  • 1940: First hockey game on TV

  • 1942: "Battle of Los Angeles" with UFO, California

  • 1960s

  • 1964: Cassius Clay (later called Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny Liston in seven rounds to win the world heavyweight boxing title

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Sean Astin (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1983: Tennessee Williams (playwright)

  • Born 1986: Justin Berfield (actor)

  • Born 1986: James and Oliver Phelps (actors)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2006: Darren McGavin (actor)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: Jim Lange (original host of The Dating Game)


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