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Today In History - February 25
Today in History in 1804 Thomas Jefferson was nominated for U.S. President; in 1836 Samuel Colt patented the first revolving barrel multi-shot firearm; and 1870 former Lincolnton, N.C. resident Hiram R. Revels was sworn in as the first African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS).
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Today In History - February 24
Today in History in 1863 the Arizona Territory was created; in 1946 Juan Peron was elected President of Argentina; and in 1981 Britain's Prince Charles announced his engagement to Lady Diana Spencer.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Today In History - February 23
Today in History in 1836  the Alamo was besieged for 13 days until March 6th by the Mexican army under General Santa Anna; and in 1945 the U.S. Marines raise a flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and later a statue in the Marine Corps War Memorial.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Today In History - February 22
Today in History in 1879 Frank W. Woolworth opened the first 5 cent and 10 cent store in Utica, New York; in 1889 President Cleveland signed a bill to admit the Dakotas, Montana and Washington state into the union; and in 1900 Hawaii became a U.S. territory.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Today In History - February 21
Today in History in 1431 French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation began in her heresy trial; in 1792 the U.S. Congress passed the Presidential Succession Act; and in 1972 Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit China.
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Today In History - February 20
Today in History in 1792 the U.S. Postal Service created postage from 6 cents to 12 cents depending on the distance; in 1944 the Batman & Robin comic strip premiered in newspapers; and in 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in Friendship 7.
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Today In History - February 19
Today in History in 1878 Thomas Edison patented his gramophone; in 1924 actor Lee Marvin was born in New York City; and in 1945  the US 5th Fleet launched an invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines.
Friday, February 19, 2021

Today In History - February 18
Today in History in 1503 Henry Tudor created the Prince of Wales; in 1885 “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published by Mark Twain; and in 1929 the first Academy Awards were announced.
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Today In History - February 17
Today in History in 1621 Miles Standish was elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony; in 1865 Columbia, S.C. burned down during the Civil War; and in 1969 Golda Meir was sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Today In History - February 16
Today in History in 1741 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine begins publishing; in 1923 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus; and in 1968 Elvis Presley received a gold record for "How Great Thou Art."
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Today In History - February 15
Today in History in 1764 a French trading post was founded in what is now St. Louis, Missouri by Pierre Laclade Ligue; in 1898 the USS Maine sank in Havana Harbor; and in 1910 the Boy Scouts of America were founded.
Monday, February 15, 2021

Today In History - February 14
Today in History in 1849 James Knox Polk becomes first serving U.S. President to have his photograph taken by Matthew Brady in New York City; in 1891 William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, died at age 71; and in 1912 Arizona was admitted as the 48th state.
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Today In History - February 13
Today in History in 1795 the first state university in the United States opens – The University of North Carolina; in 1866 Jesse James held up his first bank in Liberty, Missouri; and in 2000 the last original "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz died.
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Today In History - February 12
Today in History in 1809 Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (1861-65) was born; and in 1914 a Dedication Ceremony was held for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Friday, February 12, 2021

Today In History - February 11
Today in History in 1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat; in 1858 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France; and in 1861  President-elect Abraham Lincoln takes train from Springfield, Illinois to Washington, D.C.
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Today In History - February 10
Today in History in 1940 “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller hit #1; also in 1940 cartoon pair Tom & Jerry by Hanna Barbera debuted for MGM; and in 1993 Michael Jackson talked to Oprah Winfrey airing on ABC and watched by 90 million people.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Today In History - February 9
Today in History in 1825 the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams sixth United States President; in 1861 Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederated States of America; and in 1953 the “Adventures of Superman” TV series premiered in syndication.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Today In History - February 8
Today in History in 1915 D.W. Griffith’s silent film “Birth of a Nation” opened in L.A.; and in 1960 Queen Elizabeth II issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants would take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor."
Monday, February 8, 2021

Today In History - February 7
Today in History in 1812 novelist Charles Dickens was born in England; in 1867 children’s novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin; and in 1940 - Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premiered in New York City.
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Today In History - February 6
Today in History 64 years ago in 1952 Queen Elizabeth II succeeded King George VI to the British throne; in 1971 Allen Shepard hit a golf ball on the Moon; and in 2014 Jay Leno ended his time on The Tonight Show.
Saturday, February 6, 2021

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