1st February 1887
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
2nd February 1947
American actress Farrah Fawcett, was born. 70 years
6th February 1917
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was also Miss Hungary in 1936, was born. 100 years
6th February 1952
George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, died. 65 years
7th February 1947
The first of the Dead Sea Scrolls is found in caves in Khirbat Qumran. 70 years
8th February 1587
Mary, Queen of Scots, dies. 430 years.
2nd February 1882
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, was born. 135 years
10th February 1567
Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, dies in alleged assassination. 450 years.
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 1987
Andy Warhol, leading figure of Pop art, dies. 30 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.

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