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Post by observer on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:09 am

1751 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1¢)

1838 London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours

1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln

1910 Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies

1932 Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadiens)

1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 performances

1957 Buddy Holly & the Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

1963 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"

1964 Cassius Clay, a 7-1 underdog, TKOs champion Sonny Liston in the 7th round to win the world heavyweight championship

1966 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad (STILL the ruling family!)

1972 Ontario Hydro opens $75 million Pickering nuclear power plant; has been the largest single producer of electricity in the world.

1982 Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs

1990 Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa 1933-1997 sets up provincial study group to examine Meech Lake Accord;

1990 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long

1998 Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges

1998 Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich

John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806 - British soldier and statesman, born on this day at Cotterstock Northumberland England in 1752; died Oct. 26, 1806 in Exeter, Devonshire.

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1857-1910 - reformer, born on this day at St. George Ontario in 1857; died in Toronto Feb. 26 1910. Hoodless was founder of the world's first Woman's Institute, later the Federation of Women's Institutes of Canada (motto 'For Home and Country') which promoted pasteurization of milk as one of its main projects (her infant son died after drinking impure milk);
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