History Blog

February 21

Happy Birthday RIP Clara “Ann” Sheridan(1915–1967) Eunice Waymon(“Nina Simone” 1933–2003) Eddi-Rue McClanahan(1934–2010) ; David Geffen–72 Alan Rickman–69 Anthony Daniels–69 Ellen Tyne Daly–69 Christine Ebersole–62 Allen Kelsey Grammer–60 John “Jack” Coleman–57 Christopher Atkins Bomann–54 William “Billy” Baldwin–52 Jennifer Love Hewitt–36 Brendan Sexton III–35 Ellen Page–28 Tuppence Middleton–28 ; 1878 – The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Connecticut ; 1925 – The New Yorker publishes its first issue