1803 – Moses Coates received a patent for the apple parer.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell filed an application for a patent for the telephone. It was officially issued on March 7th, 1876.
1929 – The “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” took place in Chicago. Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone were killed.
1958 – On CBS television Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government has banned rock & roll because it is against the concepts of Islam and also a hazard to health. And in 1980, Cronkite announced his retirement from the “CBS Evening News”.
1972 – “Grease” opened off-Broadway, where it ran for the next decade for a total of 3,388 performances.
1972 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on “The Mike Douglas Show”. (Image: eil.com)
1998 – T.G. Sheppard was best man for 35 different bridegrooms at a hotel in Las Vegas. The event was held for the winners of a national radio promotion for Sheppard’s song “She’s Gettin’ the Rock.”