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Daily Calendar for Monday, February 24, 2025

Born

  • Wilhelm Grimm (folklorist) –
  • Winslow Homer (painter) –
  • Chester Nimitz (U.S. fleet admiral) –
  • Philip Knight (co-founder of Nike) –
  • Debra Jo Rupp (actress) –
  • Sid Meier (Canadian-American programmer and game designer ) –
  • 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) –
  • Dennis Weaver (actor) –
  • Don Knotts (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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