Calendar for February 24th, 2014

Born 1786: Wilhelm Grimm (folklorist)

Born 1836: Winslow Homer (painter)

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

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

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

1938: Nylon toothbrush bristles made by DuPont

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

1940: When You Wish Upon a Star recorded

Born 1943: George Harrison (musician)

Born 1951: Debra Jo Rupp (actress)

Born 1955: Steve Jobs (computer pioneer)

Born 1956: Eddie Murray (baseball player)

Born 1974: Mike Lowell (baseball player)

Born 1977: Bronson Arroyo (baseball player)

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

Died 1994: Dinah Shore (singer)

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

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

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

Died 2014: Harold Ramis (actor & director)