On this day.... February 20

National Cherry Pie Day

FEBRUARY 20TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ROBERT ALTMAN (1925-2006)
  • ROY COHN (1925-1986)
  • SIDNEY POITIER (1927, 91)
  • MITCH MCCONNELL (1942, 76)
  • J. GEILS (1946, 72)
  • SANDY DUNCAN (1946, 72)
  • IVANA TRUMP (1949, 69)
  • PATTY HEARST (1954, 64)
  • CHARLES BARLKEY (1963, 55)


  • CINDY CRAWFORD (1966, 52)
  • KURT COBAIN (1967-1994)
  • LILI TAYLOR (1967, 51)
  • BRIAN LITTRELL (1975, 43)
  • JUSTIN VERLANDER (1983, 35)
  • RIHANNA (1988, 30)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1792, THE US POSTAL SERVICE BEGAN, CHARGING BETWEEN 6-12 CENTS PER ITEM
  • IN 1809, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT THE POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPERCEDES THAT OF ANY STATE
  • IN 1839, DUELING IS BANNED WITHIN THE WASHINGTON DC CITY LIMITS
  • IN 1861, THE CONFEDERACY FORMS A NAVY
  • IN 1856, THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY OPENS THE FIRST AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL SCHOOL
  • IN 1872, SILAS NOBLE AND JAMES COOLEY PATENT THE TOOTHPICK
  • IN 1869, THE GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER VIOLENCE STEMMING FROM THE KU KLUX KLAN
  • IN 1895, FREDERICK DOUGLASS DIES AT 77
  • IN 1900, THE USS KEARSARGE IS COMMISSIONED, THE ONLY BATTLESHIP NOT NAMED FOR A US STATE
  • IN 1922, WOR-AM RADIO BEGINS BROADCASTING IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1927, SOUTH CAROLINA ARRESTS GOLFERS FOR VIOLATING THE SABBATH
  • IN 1933, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTES TO REPEAL PROHIBITION
  • IN 1941, THE FIRST TRAIN TRANSPORTING JEWS OUT OF POLAND TO CONCENTRATION CAMPS LEAVES PLOTSK
  • IN 1942, EDWARD “BUTCH” O’HARE SHOOTS DOWN FIVE JAPANESE BOMBERS TO BECOME THE FIRST WWII RECIPIENT OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR THE NAVY
  • IN 1943, AMERICAN MOVIE STUDIOS AGREE TO ALLOW THE OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION TO CENSOR MOVIES
  • IN 1944, THE “BATMAN AND ROBIN” COMIC STRIP DEBUTS IN NEWSPAPERS
  • IN 1952, JOHN HUSTON’S “AFRICAN QUEEN” OPENS IN THEATRES
  • IN 1959, 16 YEAR OLD JIMI HENDRIX PLAYS HIS FIRST PAID GIG AT TEMPLE DE HIRSCH SINAI SYNAGOGUE IN SEATTLE
  • IN 1962, JOHN GLENN IS THE FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH ON FRIENDSHIP 7
  • IN 1970, THE PLASTIC ONO BAND RELEASES “INSTANT KARMA”
  • IN 1974, CHER FILES FOR SEPERATION FROM SONNY BONO
  • IN 1988, BRIAN BOITANO WINS THE GOLD MEDAL FOR FIGURE SKATING
  • IN 1992, ROSS PEROT DECLARES HIS RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY ON LARRY KING LIVE
  • IN 1998, TARA LIPINKSI WINS THE GOLD MEDAL FOR FIGURE SKATING
  • IN 1999, GENE SISKEL DIES OF CANCER AT 53
  • IN 2003, DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD DECLARES HIS CERTAINTY THAT US TROOPS WILL BE WELCOMED IN IRAQ AS LIBERATORS
  • IN 2003, 100 PEOPLE DIE AND ANOTHER 300 ARE INJURED WHEN A PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY AT A GREAT WHITE CONCERT IN WARWICK, RI SETS THE CLUB ON FIRE
  • IN 2007, CARMEN ELECTRA DIVORCES DAVE NAVARRO AFTER ALMOST 3 YEARS
  • IN 2007, THE HAIR SALON WHERE BRITNEY SPEARS FAMOUSLY SHAVED HER HEAD SETS UP THE SITE BUYBRITNEYSHAIR.COM TO AUCTION IT OFF FOR $1 MILLION
  • IN 2009, CONAN O’BRIEN HOSTS HIS LAST EPISODE OF “LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN”
  • IN 2016, JEB BUSH ENDS HIS RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AFTER LOSING THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY TO DONALD TRUMP
  • IN 2016, HILLARY CLINTON WINS THE NEVADA PRIMARY OVER BERNIE SANDERS

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