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On This Day In History for February 24, 2021

This is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1854, that A Penny Red with perforations was the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution.
  • Also on February 24, 1863, Arizona was organized as a United States territory.
  • It was on this date in 1980, that The United States Olympic hockey team completed its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4 -2 to win the gold medal.
  • It was also this date in 2007 that Japan launched its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American admiral, Chester W. Nimitz, born on this date in 1885.
  • American actor, Abe Vigoda was born 100 years ago today.
  • James Farentino, American actor, was born on that same date in 1938.
  • Also turning 83 today is American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Nike, Inc Phil Knight.
  • American actor and director, Edward James Olmos is 74 today.
  • Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc. and Pixar was born on that same date in 1955.
  • Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Brian Schmidt, born on this date in 1967.

Listener Birthdays

  • 25 – Norbert
  • 25 – Sandi Sheppard (Mark’s lovely wife)
  • 28 – Wayne “Your Ad Here” Pittenger – Bethlehem PA
  • 29 – Paul Dove a.k.a Eilmer From Malmesbury UK

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February  17, 2021

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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