History Blog

February 19

Happy Birthday RIP Lamont “Lee” Marvin Jr(1924–1987) Johann “Falco” Hölzel (1957–1998) ; William “Smokey” Robinson Jr–83 Jeffrey Daniels–68 Raymond Winstone–66 Prince Andrew Windsor, Duke of York–63 Henry “Seal” Samuel–60 Justine Bateman–57 Benicio del Toro Sánchez–56 Haylie Duff–38 ; 1878 – Thomas Edison received a patent for his phonograph ; 1963 – The publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique book is released. It reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States. NOW was organized in 1966 with 30 women from different backgrounds; Friedan was one of them, and helped draft the founding statement of NOW. The statement called for “the true equality for all women”.