March 18

1952 – A sight for sore eyes: the first plastic lenses were fitted for a cataract patient in Philadelphia.

1959 – Boston Celtic’s Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws.

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March 11

1969 – Bell-bottomed jeans become available for purchase.

1993 – New Jersey’s own Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first female attorney general.

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March 4

1793 – George Washington is unanimously elected for a second term as President. The inauguration took place in the Senate Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia.

1975 – At the age of 86, Charlie Chaplin is knighted by Queen Elizabeth to become Sir Charles Chaplin.

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A Little Motivation – February 25

“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” – Thomas Jefferson

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

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February 25

1862 – The first paper currency is introduced by Abraham Lincoln.

1969 – Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album.

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February 18

1944 – Joe Nuxhall signs with the Cincinnati Reds and becomes the youngest professional baseball player at age 14.

1929 – The first Academy Awards are announced.

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February 11

2012 – Whitney Houston dies the night before the annual Grammy Awards.

1990 – Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, was freed in South Africa.

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February 4

1789 – Electors nominate George Washington to be the first president of the United States.

1924 – The first Winter Olympic Games came to a close in Chamonix, France.

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January 28

1915 – U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.

1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first ever television appearance and performs “Heartbreak Hotel”.

1958 – The Lego Company patents their design of Lego bricks; they’re still compatible with bricks produced today.

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January 21

1903 – “The Wizard of Oz,” premieres in New York City

1942 – Red Bank’s own Count Basie records the hit “One O’Clock Jump”

1970 – The world’s largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes its 1st commercial flight

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