History Blog

February 28

Happy Birthday RIP Samuel “Zero” Mostel(1915–1977) Charles Durning(1923–2012) ; Gavin MacLeod(Allan See)–89 Mario Andretti–80 Bernadette Peters(Lazzara)–72 Gilbert Gottfried–65 John Turturro–63 Cynthia “Cindy” Wilson–63 Alison “Ali” Larter–44 ; 1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight ; 1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents Nylon ; 1954 –The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public