History Blog

February 25

Happy Birthday RIP James Backus(1913–1989) George Harrison(1943–2001) ; Sally Jessy Raphael(Lowenthal)–88 Bob Schieffer–87 Diane Baker–86 Karen Grassle–80 Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson–59 “Téa Leoni”(Elizabeth Pantaleoni)–58 Sean Astin(Duke)–53 Anson Mount III–51 Julio Iglesias Preysler–51 Chelsea Handler–49 ; 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)