February 2023

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FEBRUARY 1, 1865Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to U.S. Constitution.

FEBRUARY 1, 1902Langston Hughes is born in Joplin, Missouri.

FEBRUARY 1, 1946Chris Clark is born in Santa Cruz, California.

FEBRUARY 1, 1983Andrew Vanwyngarden is born in Columbia, Missouri.

FEBRUARY 2, 1882James Joyce is born in Rathgar, Ireland.

FEBRUARY 2, 1983Tom Smothers is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 2, 1974Osgood Perkins is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 3, 1874Gertrude Stein is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

FEBRUARY 3, 1894Norman Rockwell is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 3, 1909Simone Weil is born in Paris, France.

FEBRUARY 3, 1927Kenneth Anger is born in Santa Monica, California.

FEBRUARY 3, 1934Selina Trieff is born in Brooklyn, New York.

FEBRUARY 4, 1869Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FEBRUARY 4, 1913Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, Alabama.

FEBRUARY 4, 2004Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

FEBRUARY 5, 1869 – The great alluvial gold nugget nicknamed the Welcome Stranger, is found in Victoria, Australia.

FEBRUARY 5, 1914William Burroughs is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

FEBRUARY 5, 1940H. R. Giger is born Hans Rudolf Giger in Chur, Switzerland.

FEBRUARY 6, 1899Ramon Novarro is born José Ramón Gil Samaniego in Durango, Mexico.

FEBRUARY 6, 1945Bob Marley is born in Saint Ann, Jamaica.

FEBRUARY 6, 1959Texas Instruments files for the patent for the integrated circuit.

FEBRUARY 7, 1885Sinclair Lewis is born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

FEBRUARY 7, 1935Monopoly is invented.

FEBRUARY 7, 1962Eddie Izzard is born in Colony of Aden (Yemen).

FEBRUARY 8, 1850Kate Chopin is born Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri.

FEBRUARY 8, 1915D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles, California.

FEBRUARY 8, 1931James Dean is born in Marion, Indiana.

FEBRUARY 9, 1737Thomas Paine is born in Norfolk, England.

FEBRUARY 9, 1909Carmen Miranda is born in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal.

FEBRUARY 9, 1939Barry Mann is born in Brooklyn, New York.

FEBRUARY 9, 1964The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.

FEBRUARY 9, 1976Elvis Perkins is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 10, 1898Bertolt Brecht is born in Augsburg, Bavaria.

FEBRUARY 10, 1962Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opens featuring Look Mickey.

FEBRUARY 11, 1896Oscar Wilde's Salomé debuts in Paris, France.

FEBRUARY 11, 1935Gene Vincent is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

FEBRUARY 11, 1938BBC Television produces the first sci-fi tv program R.U.R., thus introducing the general public to the term, robot.

FEBRUARY 11, 1974D'Angelo is born in Richmond, Virginia.

FEBRUARY 12, 1857Eugène Atget is born in Libourne, France.

FEBRUARY 12, 1884Alice Roosevelt Longworth is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 12, 1947Christian Dior unveils a New Look in Paris, France.

FEBRUARY 13, 1920Boudleaux Bryant is born in Shellman, Georgia.

FEBRUARY 13, 1938Joan Brown is born in San Francisco, California.

FEBRUARY 13, 1955Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.

FEBRUARY 14, 1880Aida Walker is born in Richmond, Virginia.

FEBRUARY 14, 1886Walter Liggett is born near Benson, Minnesota.

FEBRUARY 15, 1820Susan B. Anthony is born in Adams, Massachusetts.

FEBRUARY 15, 1970Shepard Fairey is born in Charleston, South Carolina.

FEBRUARY 15, 1972Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

FEBRUARY 16, 1878Pamela Coleman Smith is born in London, England.

FEBRUARY 16, 1931Otis Blackwell is born in Brooklyn, New York.

FEBRUARY 16, 1935Kenneth Price is born in Los Angeles, California.

FEBRUARY 17, 1621Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of Plymouth Colony.

FEBRUARY 17, 1962David McComb is born in Perth, Australia.

FEBRUARY 18, 1404Leon Battista Alberti is born in Genoa, Italy.

FEBRUARY 18, 1873Vasil Levski is hung in the Sofia, Bulgaria by the Ottoman authorities.

FEBRUARY 19, 1861Serfdom is abolished in Russia.

FEBRUARY 19, 1896André Breton is born in Tinchebray, France.

FEBRUARY 19, 1921Ann Savage is born Bernice Maxine Lyon in Columbia, South Carolina.

FEBRUARY 19, 1948Tony Iommi is born in Birmingham, England.

FEBRUARY 20, 1902Ansel Adams is born in San Francisco, California.

FEBRUARY 20, 1953Poison Ivy is born Kristy Wallace in San Bernardino, California.

FEBRUARY 20, 1962John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit Planet Earth.

FEBRUARY 20, 1967Kurt Cobain is born in Aberdeen, Washington.

FEBRUARY 20, 1967Lili Taylor is born in Glencoe, Illinois.

FEBRUARY 21, 1903Anais Nin is born in Paris, France.

FEBRUARY 21, 1915Claudia Jones is born Claudia Vera Cumberbatch in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

FEBRUARY 21, 1925Sam Peckinpah is born in Fresno, California.

FEBRUARY 21, 1925The New Yorker publishes its first issue.

FEBRUARY 21, 1933Nina Simone is born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina.

FEBRUARY 21, 1962David Foster Wallace is born in Ithaca, New York.

FEBRUARY 22, 1892Edna St. Vincent Millay is born in Rockland, Maine.

FEBRUARY 22, 1900Luis Bunuel is born in Calanda, Spain.

FEBRUARY 22, 1925Edward Gorey is born in Chicago, Illinois.

FEBRUARY 22, 1930Marni Nixon is born in Altadena, California.

FEBRUARY 22, 1997 – Scientists in Roslin, Scotland, announce the succesful cloning of a sheep named Dolly.

FEBRUARY 23, 1903Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States in perpetuity.

FEBRUARY 23, 1937Claude Brown is born in Harlem, New York.

FEBRUARY 23, 1940Peter Fonda is born in New York City, New York.

FEBRUARY 23, 1958David Sylvian is born David Alan Batt in Kent, England.

FEBRUARY 24, 1836Winslow Homer is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

FEBRUARY 24, 1989Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a $3,000,000 bounty for the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.

FEBRUARY 25, 1841Pierre-Auguste Renoir is born in Limoges, France.

FEBRUARY 25, 1865 – American artist Worthington Whittredge of the Hudson River School dies.

FEBRUARY 25, 1879Mabel Dodge is born in Buffalo, New York.

FEBRUARY 25, 1899Henry Hensche is born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

FEBRUARY 25, 1954John Doe is born in Decatur, Illinois.

FEBRUARY 26, 1877Rudolph Dirks is born in Heide, Germany.

FEBRUARY 26, 1917 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

FEBRUARY 26, 1932Johnny Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas.

FEBRUARY 26, 1971Erykah Badu is born in Dallas, Texas.

FEBRUARY 26, 1974Alynda Lee Segarra is born in Bronx, New York.

FEBRUARY 26, 1981Sharon Van Etten is born in Clinton, New Jersey.

FEBRUARY 27, 1807Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born in Portland, Maine.

FEBRUARY 27, 1902John Steinbeck is born in Salinas, California.

FEBRUARY 27, 1932Elizabeth Taylor is born in London, England.

FEBRUARY 27, 2004 – The John Jay Report is released detailing the sexual abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church.

FEBRUARY 28, 1887Williams Zorach is born Zorach Gorfinkel in Jurbarkas, Lithuania.

FEBRUARY 28, 1934Giorgio Gomelsky is born in Tiflis, Georgia.

FEBRUARY 28, 1942Brian Jones is born in Gloucestershire, England.

FEBRUARY 28, 1956Guy Maddin is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

FEBRUARY 28, 1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.