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This Day in History – February 28

1646 – Roger Scott was tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church.
1759 – Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages.
1784 – John Wesley charters Methodist Church.
1810 – 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia.
1849 – 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrive in San Francisco from east coast.
1854 – Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisconsin.
1903 – Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000.
1925 – “Tea For Two” by Marion Harris hits #1.
1935 – Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer.
1940 – US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%)).
1951 – Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates.
1956 – American engineer Wright Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory.
1959 – “Goldilocks” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances.
1970 – Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge.
1971 – 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National Florida and wins his 2nd golf grand slam.
1976 – 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins.
1982 – AT&T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day.
1994 – Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect.
2005 – 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win.
2016 – 36th Razzies Awards: “Fifty Shades of Grey” wins worst film, worst actor and actress.
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