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Calendar for February 25th, 2014

1720s

  • Died 1723: Christopher Wren (architect)

  • 1750s

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

  • 1790s

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

  • 1840s

  • Born 1841: Pierre Auguste Renoir (painter)

  • 1850s

  • Died 1852: Thomas Moore (poet)

  • 1860s

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

  • 1900s

  • Born 1901: Zeppo Marx (comedian)

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

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Jim Backus (actor)

  • Born 1918: Bobby Riggs (tennis player)

  • 1919: First state gasoline tax began, Oregon

  • 1930s

  • 1933: USS Ranger, first true aircraft carrier, launched

  • 1940s

  • 1940: First hockey game on TV

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

  • 1960s

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

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Sean Astin (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1983: Tennessee Williams (playwright)

  • Born 1986: Justin Berfield (actor)

  • Born 1986: James and Oliver Phelps (actors)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2006: Darren McGavin (actor)

  • 2010s

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


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