11th February 1847
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman, is born. 170 years.
12th February 1942
Grant Wood, American artist, dies. 75 years.
14th February 1912
LZ-11 Viktoria Luise zeppelin takes its first flight. 105 years.
14th February 1537
England's King Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine's Day. 480 years
15th February 1867
The Blue Danube, composed by Johann Strauss II, is first performed at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein. 150 years.
16th February 1937
US Patent #2,071,250 is granted to Dr. Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor of nylon, via DuPont, Inc. 80 years.
17th February 1867
First ship passed through Suez Canal. 150 years.
18th February 1967
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist responsible for the research and design the atomic bomb, died. 50 years
19th February 1717
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, was born. 300 years
20th February 1902
Ansel Adams, American scenic photographer, is born. 115 years.
22nd February 1882
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement was born. 135 years.
22nd February 1987
Andy Warhol, leading figure of Pop art, dies. 30 years.
23rd February 1792
Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter, dies. 225 years.
23rd February 1817
George Frederic Watts, English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement, was born. 200 years.
24th February 1842
Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer, was born. 175 years.
24th February 1922
British Pop Artist Richard Hamilton, was born. 95 years
26th February 1802
Victor Marie Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, was born. 215 years.
27th February 1902
John Steinbeck, American author, Nobel Prize laureate, was born. 115 years.
29th February 1792
Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Italian composer who wrote The Barber of Seville, was born. 225 years.
1st March 1692
Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. 325 years.

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