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Events, February 16th

1883 – “Ladies Home Journal” began publication. 1914 – The first airplane flight between Los Angeles and San Francisco took place. 1923 – Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The next day he entered the chamber

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Events, February 15th

1758 – Mustard was advertised for the first time in America. 1879 – U.S President Hayes signed a bill that allowed female attorneys to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. 1942 – During World War II, Singapore surrendered to

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Events, February 14th

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”

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February 12th Events

1554 – Lady Jane Grey was beheaded after being charged with treason. She had claimed the throne of England for only nine days. 1870 – In the Utah Territory, women gained the right to vote. 1878 – Frederick W. Thayer

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Events, February 9th

1895 – Volley Ball was invented by W.G. Morgan. 1950 – U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that the State Department was riddled with Communists. This was the beginning of “McCarthyism”. 1960 – The first star was placed on the Hollywood

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Events, February 8th

1861 – The Confederate States of America was formed. 1952 – Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne. Her father, George VI, had died on February 6th. 1960 – The House of Representatives Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight opened

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Events, February 7th

1882 – The last bareknuckle fight for the heavyweight boxing championship took place in Mississippi City. 1893 – Elisha Gray patented a machine called the telautograph. It automatically signed autographs to documents. 1922 – DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace offered

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Events, February 6th

1911 – The first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, Arizona. 1932 – Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic competition. Singer, songwriter, actress Natalie Cole (heard regularly on “The Lounge”) born this date, 1950… passed

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Events, February 2nd

1848 – The Mexican War was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty turned over portions of land to the U.S., including Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.

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Events, February 1st

1884 – The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. 1893 – Thomas A. Edison completed work on the world’s first motion picture studio in West Orange, New Jersey. 1900 – Eastman Kodak Co. introduced the $1 Brownie

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Events, January 31st

1865 – The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It was ratified by the necessary number of states December 6th, 1865. The amendment abolished slavery in the United States. 1893 – The

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Events, January 30th

1649 – England’s King Charles I was beheaded. 1894 – C.B. King received a patent for the pneumatic hammer. 1933 – Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor. 1933 – “The Lone Ranger” was heard on radio for the first

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January 29th: 1856 – Britain’s highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, was founded by Queen Victoria. 1886 – The first successful petrol-driven motorcar, built by Karl Benz, was patented. 1924 – R. Taylor patented the ice cream cone rolling machine.

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Events, January 19th

1883 – Thomas Edison’s first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, New Jersey. 1915 – George Claude, of Paris, France, patented the neon discharge tube for use in advertising signs. 1953 – Sixty-eight percent of

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Events, January 18th

1778 – English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands”. 1969 – Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less. (Image:

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