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February 25

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1994  Baruch Goldstein shoots and kills 29 worshippers inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank. He is later beaten to death by survivors.
1994'Jersey' Joe Walcott, world heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52), dies in Camden, New Jersey, at age 80.
199128 Americans are killed in the Gulf War when an Iraqi Scud missile hits their barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
1986Philippines President Ferdinand E. Marcos flees after 20 years of rule, following that country's national election; Corazon Aquino is elected successor.
1940The first televised hockey game is broadcast, with the NY Rangers beating the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 6-2 (W2XBS, New York City).
1921Jack Haley (Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz) marries Florence McFadden.
1919Oregon becomes the first state in the US to tax gasoline sales.
1901The US Steel Corporation is incorporated by industrialist J.P. Morgan.
1899Paul Julius Reuter, founder of the Reuters British news agency, dies in Nice, France.
1836Samuel Colt receives a US patent for the revolver.

George Washington
 US president George Washington and his department heads hold the first Executive
 Cabinet meeting.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1570England's Queen Elizabeth I is excommunicated by Pope Pius V.

Born today:

1986  Justin Berfield - actor (Malcolm in the Middle)

1973  Justin Jeffre - singer (98 Degrees)

1966  Tea Leoni - actress

1957  Stuart Wood - guitarist (Bay City Rollers)

1951  Cesar Cedeno - baseball all-star

1944  Karen Grassle - actress (Little House on the Prairie)

1944  Matt Guokas - NBA basketball star, NBC sports analyst

1943  George Harrison - guitarist, singer (The Beatles)

1943  Sally Jessy Raphael - TV talk show hostess

1940  Ron Santo - baseball all-star

1932  Faron Young - country singer

1930  John Astin - actor (The Addams Family, Night Court)

1918  Bobby Riggs - tennis player

1917  Anthony Burgess - author (A Clockwork Orange)

1913  Jim Backus - actor (Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island, voice of Mister Magoo cartoons)

1901  Zeppo Marx - actor (The Marx Brothers)

1873  Enrico Caruso - opera tenor

1841  Pierre Renoir - Impressionist painter


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