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Calendar for February 16th, 2014

1860s

  • 1868: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks founded in NYC

  • 1880s

  • 1881: Canadian Pacific Railway Company incorporated

  • 1883: Ladies Home Journal was published for the first time

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist)

  • 1930s

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

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

  • 1950s

  • Born 1957: LeVar Burton, Jr. (actor)

  • 1959: Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba

  • Born 1959: John McEnroe (tennis player)

  • 1960s

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

  • 1970s

  • 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

  • 2000s

  • 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

  • 2010s

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


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