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Calendar for February 28th, 2013

1820s

  • 1827: Baltimore and Ohio railroad incorporated

  • 1860s

  • 1861: Congress created the Territory of Colorado

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Vincente Minnelli (film director)

  • Died 1916: Henry James (writer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1939: Tommy Tune (choreographer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Mario Andretti (race car driver)

  • Born 1944: Kelly Bishop (actress)

  • Born 1948: Bernadette Peters (actress & singer)

  • 1950s

  • 1952: Vincent Massey became the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada

  • 1953: James D. Watson and Francis H. C. Crick announced discovery of DNA's chemical structure

  • Born 1957: John Turturro (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1969: Robert Sean Leonard (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1977: Parliament created VIA Rail Canada Inc.

  • 1980s

  • 1983: The last episode of M*A*S*H, Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, aired on television

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Ruby Keeler (actress, singer, & dancer)

  • 2000s

  • Born 2001: Smarty Jones (Kentucky Derby winning horse)

  • Died 2004: Daniel Boorstin (Pulitzer Prize-winning author and social historian who served as the librarian of Congress for 12 years)

  • Died 2007: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Pulitzer Prize-winning historian)

  • Died 2008: Mike Smith (lead singer of Dave Clark Five)

  • Died 2009: Paul Harvey (radio broadcaster)

  • 2009: Performer Natasha Veruschka swallowed 22.83-inch sword

  • 2010s

  • 2013: Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as leader of the Roman Catholic church, becoming the first pope in about 600 years to retire


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