History Blog

February 2

Happy Birthday RIP Samuel “Zero” Mostel(1915–1977) Charles Durning(1923–2012) Gavin MacLeod(Allan See 1931–2021) Gilbert Gottfried(1955–2022) ; Mario Andretti–82 Bernadette Peters(Lazzara)–75 John Turturro–66 Cynthia “Cindy” Wilson–66 Alison “Ali” Larter–47 ; 1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight ; 1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents Nylon ; 1954 –The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public. Analog signals were phased out in 2011 but digital standard definition television continues to use the frame rate and number of lines of resolution established by the analog NTSC standard.