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February 28th In Pop Culture History

National Tooth Fairy Day
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1066 - Westminster Abbey opened

1784 - John Wesley chartered the first Methodist Church in the United States. An Anglican, Wesley wanted a church structure for his followers after the Anglican Church abandoned its American believers during the American Revolution.

1827 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was incorporated. It was the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.

1854 - The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. It was primarily anti-slavery people.

1885 - The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) was incorporated in New York, as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone.

1935 - Wallace Carothers discovered Nylon while working at DuPont.

1839 - The non-existent word "dord" was published in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition.

February 28, 1925 (fiction) artists around the world have dream about Cthulu and the City of R'lyeh, Lovecraft, Horror, Books

1940 - Basketball was televised for the first time. The game was Fordam University vs. University of Pittsburgh

1953 - Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announced that they had found the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes.

1970 - # 1 Hit February 28, 1970 - April 10, 1970: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

1976 - February 28, 1976 - March 5, 1976: Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.

1981 - February 28, 1981 - March 20, 1981: Eddie Rabbitt - I Love a Rainy Night

1983 - CBS sitcom M*A*S*H ended after 11 seasons, airing a special two-and-a-half hour episode watched by 77% of the television viewing audience.

1993 - Near Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, agents of the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) launch a raid against the Branch Davidian compound. At least 80 people, including 22 children, were killed.

1996 - KISS reunited at the Grammys in full makeup and costume.

1998 - # 1 Hit February 28, 1998 - March 13, 1998: CÚline Dion - My Heart Will Go On

2002 - Sotheby's auction house announced that Peter Paul Reubens was the creator of the painting The Massacre of the Innocents, not Jan van den Hoecke as previously believed.

2004 - # 1 Hit February 28, 2004 - May 21, 2004: Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris - Yeah!

2009 - # 1 Hit February 28, 2009 - April 10, 2009: Flo Rida - Right Round

2013 - Pope Benedict XVI resigned as the pope of the Catholic Church - the first pope to do so since 1415.

February 28th Celebrity Birthdays

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Geraldine Farrar (1882)
Victor Sutherland (1889)
Molly Picon (1898)
Vincente Minnelli (1903, d.1986)
Bugsy Siegel (1906)
Billie Bird (1908, d.2002)
Jim Boles (1914)
"Zero" Samuel Mostel (1915 d.1977)
Alfred Burke (1918)
John Bouber (1921)
Charles Durning (1923, d.2012)
Harry H. Corbett (1925)
Bettye Ackerman (1928)
Tom Aldredge (1928)
Gavin MacLeod (1931)
Don Francks (1932)
Willie Bobo (1934)
John Fahey (1939)
Tommy Tune (1939)
Joe South (1940, d.2012)
Mario Andretti (1940)
Marty Sanders (1941)
Frank Bonner (1942)
Brian Jones (1942, d.1969)
Barbara Acklin (1943)
Donnie Iris (1943)
Colin Nutley (1944)
Kelly Bishop (1944)
Bubba Smith (1945, d.2011)
Mimsy Farmer (1945)
Ronnie Rosman (1945)
Stephanie Beacham (1947)
Bernadette Peters (1948)
Mercedes Ruehl (1948)
Mike Figgis (1948)
Ilene Graff (1950)
Cristina Raines (1952)
Jennie Lynn (1952)
Gilbert Gottfried (1955)
Randy Jackson (1955)
Cindy Wilson (1957)
Guy Maddin (1956)
Cindy Wilson (1957)
Ian Stanley (1957)
John Turturro (1957)
Phil Gould (1957)
Paul Delph (1957, d.1996)
Ainsley Harriott (1957)
Jeanne Mas (1958)
Dorothy Stratten (1960, d.1980)
Michael Cumpsty (1960)
Rae Dawn Chong (1962)
Willie Garson (1963)
Marcus Lillington (1967)
Elisa Fiorillo (1969)
Robert Sean Leonard (1969)
Patrick Monahan (1969)
Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket (1970)
John Buchanan (1971)
Peter Stebbings (1971)
Rory Cochrane (1972)
Eric Lindros (1973)
Michael Manasseri (1974)
Ali Larter (1976)
Jason Aldean (1977)
Jeanne Cherhal (1978)
Natalia Vodianova (1982)
Ben Fagan (1984)
Karolina Kurkova (1984)
Fefe Dobson (1985)
Markéta Irglová (1988)
Sara Bolger (1991)
Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
February 28th is rare disease day. I feel like February 29th would be more appropriate

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