Bob Hope got married on this day in 1934 to his second wife Dolores, and remained married to her for 69 years. He celebrated his 100th birthday on May 29, 2003 and passed away on July 27, 2003. He made 57 tours for the United Services Organization (USO) between 1942 and 1988 entertaining the troops. (see our Military Holidays page!)
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 19 is a Healthy Waffle Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1807 - US Vice President Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason - he was later found innocent
1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party at Donner Summit / Donner Lake in Truckee, California
1856 - Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith
1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph
1881 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1884 – More than sixty tornadoes strike the South areas of the United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. 800 people were killed
1913 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
1942 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
1942 - FD Roosevelt orders detention & internment of all west coast Japanese-Americans
1944 - 823 British bombers attack Berlin, Germany
1945 – World War II - Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
1963 - USSR informs US President John F. Kennedy it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1985 - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1987 - Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
2001 – The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.