History Blog

February 25

Happy Birthday RIP James Backus(1913–1989) George Harrison(1943–2001) ; Sally Jessy Raphael(Lowenthal)–83 Bob Schieffer–81 Diane Baker–80 Karen Grassle–76 Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson–53 “Téa Leoni”(Elizabeth Pantaleoni)–52 Sean Astin(Duke)–47 Anson Mount III–45 Julio Iglesias Preysler–45 Chelsea Handler–43 ; 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)