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Calendar for February 24th, 2014

1780s

  • Born 1786: Wilhelm Grimm (folklorist)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1836: Winslow Homer (painter)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1885: Chester Nimitz (U.S. fleet admiral)

  • 1886: Thomas Edison married Mina Miller. He wooed the 19 year old woman via Morse code

  • 1920s

  • 1925: Thermite explosive first used to break ice jam, Waddington, NY

  • 1930s

  • 1938: Nylon toothbrush bristles made by DuPont

  • Born 1938: Philip Knight (co-founder of Nike)

  • 1940s

  • 1940: When You Wish Upon a Star recorded

  • Born 1943: George Harrison (musician)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Debra Jo Rupp (actress)

  • Born 1955: Steve Jobs (computer pioneer)

  • Born 1956: Eddie Murray (baseball player)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1974: Mike Lowell (baseball player)

  • Born 1977: Bronson Arroyo (baseball player)

  • 1980s

  • 1982: Hockey player Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th goal of the season and broke Phil Esposito's 1971 record

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Dinah Shore (singer)

  • Died 1998: Henny Youngman (vaudevillian who fiddled his way into television and films)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: John McMorran (the oldest American man [at the time of his death] died from heart failure)

  • Died 2004: John Randolph (actor)

  • 2004: A deadly 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Morocco killing more than 560 people and injured approximately 300 more

  • Died 2006: Dennis Weaver (actor)

  • Died 2006: Don Knotts (actor)

  • 2006: Eastern Ontario and western Quebec were shaken by a 4.5 earthquake

  • 2010s

  • Died 2012: Jan Berenstain (co-creator of The Berenstain Bears book series)

  • Died 2014: Harold Ramis (actor & director)


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