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>>  Noted Birthdays on Monday, February 17  <<


Aaron Montgomery Ward
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1814 – Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry (d.1898)
1844 – Aaron Montgomery Ward, businessman, founded Montgomery Ward (d.1913)
1867 – William Adlington Barrow Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury) (d.1957)
1874 – Thomas J. Watson, U.S., representative, founder (IBM) (d.1956)
1889 – H. L. Hunt [Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, Jr.], Businessman, Texas oil multi-millionaire (d.1974)
1900 – Ruth Clifford, silent film actress, the voice of Walt Disney's Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck (d.1998)
1906 – Mary Brian, actress (d.2002)
1908 – Staats Cotsworth, born in Oak Park, Illinois, actor, Peyton Place (d.1979)
1908 – Red Barber [Walter Lanier Barber], Mississippi, sports announcer, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees (d.1992)

William Cadbury
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1910 – Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly, Arkansas, actor, Big Sky, Apache Uprising (d.1979)
1910 – Marc Lawrence, actor, director, producer, screenwriter, The Man With Golden Gun (1974) (d.2005)
1914 – Arthur Kennedy, Worcester, Massachusetts, actor, Fantastic Voyage (1966), Peyton Place (1957) (d.1990)
1914 – Wayne Morris, actor, singer, producer, The Bushwackers (1952), Kid Galahad (1937) (d.1959)
1916 – Raf Vallone, Tropea, Italy, actor, El Cid (1961), Two Women (1960), The Greek Tycoon (1978) (d.2002)
1919 – Kathleen Freeman, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Frau Gertrude Linkmeyer – Hogan's Heroes (d.2001)
1922 – Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist, It's All in the Game (d.1969)
1925 – Hal Holbrook, born in Cleveland, actor, All the President's Men, Mark Twain
1926 – Jeremy Slate [Robert Bullard Perham], film, tv actor, Emmett Quincy – True Grit (1969) (d.2006)

H. L. Hunt
c. 1965
1929 – Patricia Routledge [Dame Katherine Patricia Routledge], English actress, singer
1932 – Buck Trent, Spartanburg, South Carolina, banjoist, singer, Hee Haw
1934 – Alan Bates, born in Allestree, England, actor, Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman (d.2003)
1934 – Barry Humphries, Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, author
1935 – Christina Pickles, English-American actress, Guiding Light (1970-72), Another World (1977-79)
1935 – Johnny Bush, country music singer, songwriter, drummer, the writer of "Whiskey River"
1936 – Jim Brown, St. Simons, Georgia, NFL fullback Cleveland Browns, HOF, actor, Dirty Dozen
1937 – Mary Ann Mobley, model, actress, Miss America 1959, Harum Scarum (1965) (d.2014)
1940 – Gene Pitney, Hartford, Connecticut, singer-songwriter, musician, sound engineer, wrote "Hello Mary Lou" (d.2006)

Arthur Kennedy
c. 1949
1940 – Vicente Fernández, Mexican singer, songwriter, actor, producer
1941 – Julia McKenzie, English actress, singer, director, Hester Fields – Fresh Fields (1984-86)
1942 – Huey P. Newton, activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (d.1989)
1945 – Brenda Fricker, Dublin, Ireland, actress, My Left Foot (1989)
1945 – Patricia Morrow, actress, Rita Jacks – Peyton Place (1965-69)
1945 – Zina Bethune, New York City, actress, Gail Lucas – The Nurses (1962-65), Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) (d.2012)
1947 – Dodie Stevens [Geraldine Ann Pasquale], actress, 1959 song "Pink Shoe Laces"
1949 – Fred Frith, English multi-instrumentalist, composer, improvisor, Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew
1950 – Rickey Medlocke, rock guitarist, vocalist, Blackfoot, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Hal Holbrook
c. 2009
1954 – Rene Russo, Burbank, California, actress, Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
1956 – Richard Karn, born in Seattle, Washington, actor, Al Borland – Home Improvement (1991-99)
1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor, La Bamba (1987), Stand and Deliver (1988)
1963 – Jen-Hsun Huang, Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Nvidia
1963 – Larry the Cable Guy [Daniel Lawrence Whitney], stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, country music artist, former radio personality, Blue Collar Comedy Tour
1963 – Michael Jordan, born in Brooklyn, New York, NBA guard, forward, HOF
1965 – Clayton Prince, Philadelphia, actor, The Black Ninja (2003), Hairspray (1988), The Last Dragon (1985)
1965 – Quorthon [Tomas Börje Forsberg], Swedish guitarist, songwriter (d.2004)
1966 – Melissa Brooke-Belland, born in Los Angeles, California, rocker, Voice of the Beehive – Let it Bee

Jim Brown
c. 2014
1967 – Chanté Moore, singer, songwriter, actress
1969 – Traci Adell, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Playmate July 1994
1970 – Dominic Purcell, English-born Irish-Australian actor, producer, Lincoln Burrows – Prison Break
1971 – Denise Richards, born in Downers Grove, Illinois, actress, fashion model, Starship Troopers (1997), Wild Things (1998)
1972 – Billie Joe Armstrong, singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, producer
1972 – Taylor Hawkins, singer, songwriter, drummer
1972 – Ralphie May, Chattanooga, Tennessee, stand-up comedian (d.2017)
1974 – Bryan White, born in Lawton, Oklahoma, singer, songwriter, albums 'Bryan White', 'Between Now and Forever' certified platinum, album 'The Right Place' certified gold
1974 – Jerry O'Connell, New York City, actor, Scream 2, Andrew – My Secret Identity
1976 – Kelly Carlson, actress, Kimber Henry – Nip/Tuck
1978 – Rory Kinnear, English actor
1980 – Jason Ritter, Actor, Bill Tanner in the James Bond films – Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre
1981 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor, Tommy Solomon – Third Rock From the Sun (1996-01)
1981 – Paris Hilton, born in New York City, New York, businesswoman, socialite, television, media personality, model, actress, singer, DJ
1983 – Kevin Rudolf, singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer
1991 – Bonnie Wright, English actress, director, screenwriter, Ginny Weasley – Harry Potter film series

Huey P. Newton
c. 1959
Rene Russo
c. 2011
Richard Karn
c. 2015
Daniel Lawrence Whitney
c. 2015
Michael Jordan
c. 2014
Denise Richards
c. 2009
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
c. 2016
Paris Hilton
c. 2011
* * * Vet completed January 18, 2018. (Dated, edited, and corrected): Photos 1/30/2018
(Conceived Around May 27)

>>  Noted Events On Monday, February 17  <<

2020 – NOTE: – "Not All Verified": If no hyperlink, event not verified or vetted. [1] Could not corroborate date, may be conflicting data on multiple sites, or exact date could not be verified. Hyperlinks are generally verification of year, month, date, and event. [bh] Brainy History, not vetted elsewhere, take their word for it at this time, a valid citation would be nice. Error 403 links corrected when found.

Presidents' Day is often an
occasion to remember all the presidents,
not just George Washington
Federal Holiday
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2016 – Oldest known case of human-Neanderthal sex (one hundred thousand years ago) revealed by Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), fifty thousand year old Neanderthal womans' remains from Altai mountains show traces of Homo Sapiens DNA [1]
2016 – Chief executive Tim Cook confirms Apple will contest an FBI order to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook
2014 – Failed $831 billion stimulus bill signed five years ago today
2014 – Jimmy Fallon officially replaces Jay Leno in his first broadcast as host of 'The Tonight Show'
2012 – Between sixty to seventy artifacts of the ancient Olympic games are stolen by thieves who broke into the Archaeological Museum of Olympia in Greece
2011 – A large, rare, Andy Warhol self-portrait in red and white sells for ten million seven hundred and ninety thousand pounds at Christie's auction house in London, England
2011 – Aretha Franklin, singer and the 'Queen of Soul', announces she has overcome medical ailments and plans to return to the stage [1]
2009 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed. The first of four straight years when unemployment averaged more than 8%
1998 – Larry Wayne Harris and Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax
1996 – NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros
1995 – Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming U.S. tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive and manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
1986 – Johnson and Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
1985 – First class postage rises from twenty cents to twenty-two cents
1981 – Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in U.S. history
1979 – China invades Vietnam, marking the start of the Sino-Vietnamese War
1975 – John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
1972 – Cumulative sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model T
1964 – U.S. Supreme Court rules - one man one vote (Westberry v Sanders)
1958 – Comic strip "BC" first appears as created by cartoonist Johnny Hart
1958 – WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1954 – WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, New York (NBC) first broadcast
1953 – Baseball star/pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea
1949 – Chaim Weizmann becomes first President of Israel
1947 – Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"
1944 – Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; U.S. victory takes one week
1943 – New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the U.S. Army
1941 – Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title
1938 – First public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV in London
1936 – Phantom cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
1936 – -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
1934 – First high school auto driving course offered (State College, Pennsylvania)
1933 – Newsweek magazine is first published
1933 – Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead in the comic Blondie
1913 – First minimum wage law in U.S. takes effect in Oregon
1878 – First telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with eighteen phones
1876 – Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine
1867 – First ship passes through Suez Canal
1865 – American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces
1865 – Battle of Charleston South Carolina
1864 – USS Housatonic, Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley rammed her spar torpedo into Housatonic's starboard side, forward of the mizzenmast, in history's first successful submarine attack on a warship
1863 – A group of citizens of Geneva founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross
1819 – The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time
1801 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the United States House of Representatives
1776 – First volume of Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" published [1]
1621 – Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America
1600 – Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death and was burned at the stake


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