Daily Calendar for Monday, February 28, 2022

Born

  • Mary Lyon(educator)
  • Charles Blondin(tightrope walker)
  • Ben Hecht(journalist)
  • Benjamin(Bugsy Siegel gangster)
  • Dee Brown(author)
  • Stephen Spender(poet)
  • Vincente Minnelli(film director)
  • Zero Mostel(actor)
  • Charles Durning(actor)
  • Gavin MacLeod(actor)
  • Tommy Tune(choreographer)
  • Mario Andretti(race car driver)
  • Brian Jones(musician)
  • Kelly Bishop(actress)
  • Bubba Smith(football player)
  • Bernadette Peters(actress & singer)
  • Cristina Raines(actress)
  • John Turturro(actor)
  • Dorothy Stratten(Canadian actress)
  • Robert Sean Leonard(actor)
  • Smarty Jones(Kentucky Derby winning horse)

Died

  • Henry James(writer)
  • Ruby Keeler(actress, singer, & dancer)
  • Daniel Boorstin(Pulitzer Prize-winning author and social historian who served as the librarian of Congress for 12 years)
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.(Pulitzer Prize-winning historian)
  • Mike Smith(lead singer of Dave Clark Five)
  • Paul Harvey(radio broadcaster)

Events

  • Baltimore and Ohio railroad incorporated
  • Congress created the Territory of Colorado
  • Vincent Massey became the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada
  • James D. Watson and Francis H. C. Crick announced discovery of DNA's chemical structure
  • Parliament created VIA Rail Canada Inc.
  • The last episode of M*A*S*H, Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, aired on television
  • Performer Natasha Veruschka swallowed 22.83-inch sword
  • Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as leader of the Roman Catholic church, becoming the first pope in about 600 years to retire

Weather

  • A record snowstorm brought 43 inches of snow to Rochester, New York
  • An area from Kansas to New York experienced record snowfalls
  • A sandstorm with hurricane-force winds derailed a train in western China

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