Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 24, 2022

Born

  • Wilhelm Grimm(folklorist)
  • Winslow Homer(painter)
  • Arrigo Boito(composer)
  • George Moore(novelist)
  • Chester Nimitz(U.S. fleet admiral)
  • Abe Vigoda(actor)
  • Michael Harrington(politician/author)
  • Michel Jean Legrand(conductor)
  • Philip Knight(co-founder of Nike)
  • James Farentino(actor)
  • Barry Bostwick(actor)
  • Rupert Holmes(singer)
  • Helen Shaver(Canadian actress)
  • Debra Jo Rupp(actress)
  • Steve Jobs(computer pioneer)
  • Eddie Murray(baseball player)
  • Mike Lowell(baseball player)
  • Bronson Arroyo(baseball player)

Died

  • Dinah Shore(singer)
  • Henny Youngman(vaudevillian who fiddled his way into television and films)
  • John McMorran(the oldest American man [at the time of his death] died from heart failure)
  • John Randolph(actor)
  • Don Knotts(actor)
  • Dennis Weaver(actor)
  • Jan Berenstain(co-creator of The Berenstain Bears book series)
  • Harold Ramis(actor & director)

Events

  • Thomas Edison married Mina Miller. He wooed the 19 year old woman via Morse code
  • Thermite explosive first used to break ice jam, Waddington, NY
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles made by DuPont
  • When You Wish Upon a Star recorded
  • Discovery (by Jocelyn Bell) of the first pulsar announced
  • Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
  • Hockey player Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th goal of the season and broke Phil Esposito's 1971 record
  • A deadly 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Morocco killing more than 560 people and injured approximately 300 more
  • Eastern Ontario and western Quebec were shaken by a 4.5 earthquake
  • Pilots of two planes reported UFO over Arizona

Weather

  • Brown snow fell in Vermont and New Hampshire. The color was caused by dust blown from storms in the Great Plains.
  • The temperature in Jacksonville, Florida, plummeted to 24 degrees F

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