It's National Pro Sport's Wives Day
National Shut-in Visitation Day
Get Out Your Guitar Day
660 BC - Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by
1534 - Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head
of the Church of England.
1752 - The first hospital in the United States, Pennsylvania
1808 - As an experiment, anthracite coal was burned as a
fuel by Judge Jesse Fell in Pennsylvania.
1812 - Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry gerrymandered
for the first time.
1858 - Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, a 14-year-old French peasant
girl, first claimed to see a vision of the Virgin Mary near
Lourdes, France. In 1933, she was canonized as St. Bernadette
by the Roman Catholic Church.
1928 - The La-Z-Boy reclining chair was invented by Ed Shoemaker.
1929 - The Vatican was officially independent from Italy
with the Lateran Treaty.
1939 - Nature published a theoretical paper on nuclear
fission by Lise Meitner and Otto Fritsch.
1940 - NBC radio debuted The Chamber Music Society of
Lower Basin Street.
1963 - The French Chef, starring Julia Child debuted
on WGBH in Boston, MA.
1989 - Rev. Barbara Harris became the first woman to be consecrated
as a bishop in the Episcopal Church.
1989 - # 1 Hit February 11, 1989 - March 3, 1989: Paula
Abdul - Straight Up
1990 - Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South
African apartheid, was released from prison after 27 years
1990 - Buster Douglas (40 to 1 odds against him winning)
defeated Mike Tyson, to become the new undisputed heavyweight
champion of the world.
1994 - # 1 Hit February 12, 1994 - March 11, 1994: CÚline
Dion - The Power Of Love
1994 - The 'rBGH' genetically engineered growth hormone for
cows goes on sale to dairy farmers under the name Posilac,
made by Monsanto. It was the first time altered genes were
allowed into live animals.
2006 - Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend
Harry Whittington while the two were hunting together.
2011 - # 1 Hit February 19, 2011 - February 25, 2011: Wiz
Khalifa - Black and Yellow
2012 - Singer Whitney Houston died in a hotel bathtub, the
result of accidental drowning. Heart disease and cocaine,
which was found in her system, were determined to be contributing