History Blog

February 28

Happy Birthday RIP Samuel “Zero” Mostel(1915–1977) Charles Durning(1923–2012) ; Gavin MacLeod(Allan See)–88 Mario Andretti–79 Bernadette Peters(Lazzara)–71 Gilbert Gottfried–64 John Turturro–62 Cynthia “Cindy” Wilson–62 Alison “Ali” Larter–43 ; 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