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February 24th In Pop Culture History

Inconvenience Yourself Day

1582 - The Gregorian Calendar, which most of the world uses today, was introduced.

1711 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel. It was the first Italian opera written for the London stage.

1863 - Arizona was organized as a United States territory.

1892 (Earthquake) Imperial Valley, California

1938 - A nylon-bristled toothbrush became the first commercial product to be made with nylon yarn.

1938 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) had bought the rights to adapt L. Frank Baum’s beloved children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, as reported by Variety magazine.

1938 - DuPont began commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles for the so-called "Miracle Tuft Toothbrush."

1942 - In what may or may not have been a UFO attack, The Battle of Los Angeles lasted into the early hours of February 25.

1952 - The Reputed 'Battle of LA' in Los Angeles, California

February 24, 1969 Jenna Marony, 30 Rock, TV

1970 - The National Public Radio was founded in the US.

1973 - # 1 Hit February 24, 1973 - March 23, 1973: Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly with His Song

1980 - The United States Olympic Hockey team completed its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4–2 to win the gold medal.

1981- The engagement of Charles, Price of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer was announced

1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court voted 8-0 to overturn the $200,000 settlement awarded to the Reverend Jerry Falwell for his emotional distress at being parodied in Hustler, a pornographic magazine. Basically the Supreme Court ruled that you can mock public figures.

February 24, 1989 (fiction) RIP Laura Palmer, Twin Peaks, TV

1993- Michael Jackson received the Grammy Legend award which was presented to him by his sister Janet at the 35th annual Grammy Awards.

2001 - # 1 Hit February 24, 2001 - March 23, 2001: Joe featuring Mystikal - Stutter

2011 - The final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

February 24th Celebrity Birthdays

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Jamie Quin (1693, d.1766)
Wilhelm Karl Grimm (1786)
Winslow Homer (1836)
Johanna C P Barbiers (1848)
Victor Moore (1876)
Bert Lytell (1885)
Marjorie Main (1890, d.1975)
Zachary Scott (1914, d.1965)
Abe Vigoda (1921)
Douglass Watson (1921)
Steven Hill (1922)
Jean Alexander (1926)
Emanuelle Riva (1927)
Al Lettieri (1928)
Richard B Shull (1929)
Barbara Lawrence (1930, d.2013)
Dominic Chianese (1931)
John Vernon (1932)
Linda Cristal (1934)
James Farantino (1938)
Peter Duel (1940, d.1971)
Joanie Sommers (1941)
Paul Jones (1942)
Barry Bostwick (1944)
Nicky Hopkins (1944)
Sheila Larkin (1944)
Michael Radford (1946)
John Stapleton (1946)
Edward James Olmos (1947)
Lonnie Turner (1947)
Rupert Holmes (1947)
Dennis "Minder" Waterman (1948)
Lorri Menconi (1948)
Tim Staffell (1948)
George Thorogood (1950)
Helen Shaver (1951)
Debra Jo Rupp (1951)
Bob Abrams (1955)
Steve Jobs (1955)
Lan Burden (1957)
Sammy Kershaw (1958)
Susan Scanell (1958)
Beth Broderick (1959)
Michelle Shocked (1962)
Todd Field (1964)
Bill Bailey (1964)
Bas Rutten (1965)
Billy Zane (1966)
Mitch Hedberg (1968, d.2005)
Jonathan Ward (1970)
James Michael Kennedy (1973)
Chris Fehn (1973)
Chad Hugo (1974)
Bonnie Sommerville (1974)
Matt Skiba (1976)
Eric Griffin (1976)
Crista Flanagan (1976)
Zach Johnson (1976)
Alexis Jose Grullon (1977)
Floyd Mayweather (1977)
Shinsuke Nakamura (1980)
Sterling James Keenan (1984)
Jessica Jane Clement (1985)
Trace Cyrus (1989)
Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden," and thus the world GOLF entered into the English Language.
Abe Vigoda is still alive, in spite of print and internet reports. Check HERE for Abe's latest condition.

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