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
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
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
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.