1779 – James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
1884 – Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, Wife of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
1891 – William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General (b. 1820)
1996 - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
2003 – Dolly, the sheep, first cloned mammal (b. 1996)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1974 - Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (Captain & Tenille)
2009 - Actress Salma Hayek weds French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault in Paris
Quote of the Day
Actions speak louder than words.....
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe(s) of the day for February 14th, (Valentine's Day), is a bunch of different options for Healthy Fruit Desserts from Kerry at Health Diet Habits. The ever famous Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a Fruit Salad.
See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.
This Day in History
1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
1859 – Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone
1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections
1903 – The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established
1912 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. State
1919 - United Parcel Service forms
1920 – The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1959 - $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House
1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1989 - The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
This Day in Music
1966 - Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds Of Silence is certified gold
1967 - Aretha Franklin, Respect is recorded
1978 - Dire Straits begins recording its first album in London.
1978 : Songwriters Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, appear on The Muppet Show to perform Song I Like to Sing from their first album of duets, Full Moon
1983 - Patti Austin and James Ingram's Baby, Come To Me hits #1
1998 - Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy. It is her first club performance in more than 10 years
1998 - Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On set a new record for the
most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.
1999 - Lenny Kravitz scored his first UK #1 hit with Fly Away
2000 - Kiss announces their farewell tour
2001 - Fox debuts Barbra Streisand: Timeless, a film of her farewell concert.
This Day in Sports
1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
1952 - The 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
1966 - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
1980 - 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
1988 - Bobby Allison at age 50, becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (intransitive, of an unmarried person) To run away secretly for the purpose of getting married with one's intended spouse; to marry in a quick or private fashion, especially without a public period of engagement.
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