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February 13th In Pop Culture History

It's World Whale Day
World Radio Day

1633 - Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face charges of heresy by the Catholic Church for advocating Copernican theory, which held that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

1741 - The first magazine was published in America - The American Magazine.

1866 - Jesse James commited the first daylight armed bank robbery in the United States during peacetime, at the Clay County Savings Association in the town of Liberty, Missouri

1895 - Oscar Wilde's final play, The Importance of Being Earnest, opened at the St. James' Theatre in London.

1906 -The patent (#812,554) was issued to Alfred Einhorn for his synthesis of procaine, which was given the tradename of Novocain.

1914 -The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP ) was established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

1946 - The world's first electronic digital computer, ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was first demonstrated at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.

1961 - # 1 Hit February 13, 1961 - February 26, 1961: Lawrence Welk - Calcutta

1965 - Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY.

1971 - # 1 Hit February 13, 1971 - March 19, 1971: The Osmonds - One Bad Apple

1993 - Double Dare game show ended.

1999 - # 1 Hit February 13, 1999 - March 12, 1999: Monica - Angel Of Mine

2000 - Two days after Charles M Schulz died, February 11, the last original Peanuts comic strip was printed in newspapers.

2002 - Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

2004 - Astronomer Travis Metcalfe of the Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believed he discovered the largest diamond in the known universe at the center of the white dwarf star, BPM 37093. Observations claim that the core of the star is a diamond crystal 4000km in diameter.

February 13th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Jerry Springer (1944)
Kim Novak (1933)
George Segal (1934)
Peter Tork (1942)
Robbie Williams (1974)
Chuck Yeager (1923)
Oliver Reed (1938 - 1999)
Peter Gabriel (1950)
Kelly Hu (1968)
Stockard Channing (1944)
Peter Hook (1956)
Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919 - 1991)
Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

 


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