History Blog

February 25

Happy Birthday RIP James Backus(1913–1989) George Harrison(1943–2001) ; Sally Jessy Raphael(Lowenthal)–84 Bob Schieffer–82 Diane Baker–81 Karen Grassle–77 Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson–54 “Téa Leoni”(Elizabeth Pantaleoni)–53 Sean Astin(Duke)–48 Anson Mount III–46 Julio Iglesias Preysler–46 Chelsea Handler–44 ; 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)