Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Some events that took place in the week of February 20-26.
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20 John Glenn becomes the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth.(1962)
21 Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. President to visit China. (1972)
22 Frank Woolworth opens the first "Five Cent Store” in Utica, N.Y. (1879)
23 Walter Wingfield of Pimlico, England, patented the game of lawn tennis. (1874)
23 The Tootsie Roll rolls into stores in America. (1896)
23 U.S. marines raise the America flag in Iwo Jima (1945)
25 Samuel Colt patents the revolver.
26 A bomb explodes at the World Trade Center killing 6 people (1993)

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