Monthly Archives: February 2014

It happened on this day…February 21st

On this day in 1947 – Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera, which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds. Advertisements

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It happened on this day…February 20

On this day in 1962 – Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, flying aboard Friendship Seven.

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It happened on this day…February 19th

On this day in 2006 – The Rolling Stones stage the world’s largest rock concert at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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It happened on this day…February 18

On this day in 1885 – Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published.

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It happened on this day…February 17

On this day in 1979 – “A Prairie Home Companion” debuted on National Public Radio.

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It happened on this day…February 16

On this day in 1968 – The nation’s first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system was inaugurated, in Haleyville, Alabama.

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It happened on this day…February 15

On this day in 2005 – YouTube, the popular video-sharing Web site, is started….and the rest is history!

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