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Calendar for February 25th, 2014

Died 1723: Christopher Wren (architect)

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

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

Born 1841: Pierre Auguste Renoir (painter)

Died 1852: Thomas Moore (poet)

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

Born 1901: Zeppo Marx (comedian)

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

Born 1913: Jim Backus (actor)

Born 1918: Bobby Riggs (tennis player)

1919: First state gasoline tax began, Oregon

1933: USS Ranger, first true aircraft carrier, launched

1940: First hockey game on TV

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

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

Born 1971: Sean Astin (actor)

Died 1983: Tennessee Williams (playwright)

Born 1986: Justin Berfield (actor)

Born 1986: James and Oliver Phelps (actors)

Died 2006: Darren McGavin (actor)

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


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