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February 1st In Pop Culture History

February 1st is Decorating With Candy Day
It is also Robinson Crusoe Day

1790 - First session of the U.S. Supreme Court, New York City

1851 - Evaporated milk was invented by Gail Borden.

1884 - The Oxford Dictionary debuted

1887 - The area known as Hollywood was founded.

1893 - Thomas A. Edison finished construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.

1896 - Puccini's La bohème premiered in Turin, Italy.

1898 - Travelers Insurance Company began issuing car insurance.

1911 - Thomas Jennings was found guilty in Illinois with the first use of fingerprint evidence in the US.

1913 - Grand Central Terminal opened in New York as the world's largest train station

1938 (Volcano Eruption) Banda Sea, Indonesia.

1942 - Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the US, begans broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers (later at the communist block).

1953 - You Are There premiered on CBS radio.

1960 - The Greensboro 'Sit In' took plane in North Carolina, protesting discrimination.

1964 - # 1 Hit February 1, 1964 - March 20, 1964: The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand.

February 1, 19** - Willy Wonka took the Golden Ticket Winners on the famous tour of his factory

1969 - # 1 Hit February 1, 1969 - February 14, 1969: Tommy James & the Shondells - Crimson and Clover

February 1, 1971 Birthday (fictional) Dexter Morgan, Dexter, TV

1974 - Good Times premiered on CBS.

1975 - # 1 Hit February 1, 1975 - February 7, 1975: Neil Sedaka - Laughter in the Rain

1978 - Director Roman Polanski fled the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

1982 - Late Night with David Letterman debuted on NBC.

1996 - The Communications Decency Act was passed by the US Congress.

2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107 disintegrated during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard over Texas.

2003 - # 1 Hit February 1, 2003 - February 7, 2003: B2K featuring P. Diddy - Bump, Bump, Bump

2004 - The Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show Wardobe Malfunction controversy occurred.

February 1st Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Sherman Hemsley (1938)
Pauly Shore (1968)
Lisa Marie Presley (1968)
Bill Mumy (1954)
Brandon Lee (1965 - 1993, Age 28, NOT 27)
Michael C. Hall (1971)
Garrett Morris (1937)
Big Boi (1975)
Rick James (1948)
Don Everly (1937)
Valentin Elizalde (1979-2006, Age 27)
Elisabeth Sladen (1948)
Clarke Gable (1901 - 1960)
Sherilyn Fenn (1965)
Joshua Redman (1969)

Craig Shergold (not Sherwood, or Sherman, etc) in England is not dying of cancer or anything else at this time and would like everyone to stop sending him their business cards.

He apparently is no longer a "little boy". That was in 1989.

His wish came true in 1990. He is now healthy and has graduated college, we hear.

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