History Blog

February 25

Happy Birthday RIP James Backus(1913–1989) George Harrison(1943–2001) ; Sally Jessy Raphael(Lowenthal)–87 Bob Schieffer–86 Diane Baker–85 Karen Grassle–79 Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson–58 “Téa Leoni”(Elizabeth Pantaleoni)–57 Sean Astin(Duke)–52 Anson Mount III–50 Julio Iglesias Preysler–50 Chelsea Handler–48 ; 1836 –Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver ; 1928 – Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission (renamed to FCC later)