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February 25 – Today In History

We take a look at some of the events that occurred on February 25th.

Today In …

1793 - The first Presidential cabinet meeting took place.

1836 - The Colt Revolver was patented by Samuel Colt.

1901 - The U.S. Steel Cooperation was incorporated by J.P. Morgan

1913 - The 16th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows for income tax, was ratified.

1919 - Oregon became the first U.S. state to issue a gas tax. The amount was 1¢ per gallon.

Sharing A Birthday Today…

Davey Allison famed NASCAR driver was born in 1961.

Sean Astin who starred in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and in the movie “Rudy” was born in 1971.

Jim Backus the actor who starred in “Rebel Without a Cause”, was the voice of Mr. Magoo and is probably best known for his portrayal of Mr. Howell on TV’s “Gilligan’s Island” was born in 1913.

Justin Berfield who starred on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle” was born in 1986.

Anthony Burgess the author of such notable works as “A Clockwork Orange” was born in 1917.

John Foster Douglas was born in 1888. Not only was Douglas a former U.S. Secretary of State, but Washington’s Dulles International Airport is named in his honor.

Ric Flair the legendary wrestler was born in 1949.

Karen Grassle the actress best known as Caroline Ingalls on TV’s “Little House on the Prairie” was born in 1942.

George Harrison the legendary rock musician who achieved fame as one of the Beatles and then as a solo artist was born in 1943.

Tea Leoni the actress who starred in “The Family Man” and “Deep Impact” was born in 1966.

Zeppo Marx one of the infamous Marx Brothers who starred in “Duck Soup” and “Animal Crackers” was born in 1901.

James and Oliver Phelps best known as Fred and George Weasley in the “Harry Potter” movies were born in 1986.

Daniel Powter best known for his hit song “Bad Day” was born in 1971.

Sally Jessy Raphael the famed daytime TV talk host was born in 1935.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir the renowned French painter/artist was born in 1841.

Bob Schieffer the renowned broadcast journalist and news anchor was born in 1937.

Ralph Stanley legendary musician/entertainer whose songs include “Lost in the Lonesome Pines” was born in 1927.

Carrot Top the comedian/actor was born in 1967. (Some reports list his birth year as 1965.)

Faron Young the voice behind such songs as “Hello Walls” and “I Miss You Already” was born in 1932.

We Said Goodbye To…

Darren McGavin the actor best known for his work in the classic “A Christmas Story” passed away in 2006 at the age of 83.

George “Bugs” Moran the renowned gangster passed away in 1957 at the age of 63.

Tennessee Williams famed author and playwright who penned “The Glass Menagerie” passed away in 1983 at the age of 71.

Top Of The Charts On This Day In…

1984 - “Jump” by Van Halen
1995 - “Take A Bow” by Madonna

Musical Moments In…

1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded their infamous song “That’ll Be the Day”.

TV Moments In…

1950 - The classic “Your Show of Shows” starring Sid Caesar premiered on NBC today.

Movie Moments In...

2000 - “Reindeer Games” starring Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron opened today.

2004 - Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” opened today.

Memorable Sports Moments In…

1964 - Cassius Clay won Boxing’s Heavyweight Title when he defeated Sonny Liston in the 7th round of their bout.

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