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The Week in History: February 13-17

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

February 13

1795: UNC became the first US state university to open
1861: Abraham Lincoln became the US President
1981: The New York Time wrote a sentence with 1,286 words (longest ever sentence)
1990: Larry Bird’s streak of 71 games with at least 1 free throw came to an end

February 14

1849: President James K. Polk became the first sitting president to have his picture taken
1966: Wilt Chamberlain scored 20,884 career points, breaking an NBA record
1982: Bobby Allison won the 24th Daytona 500
2010: Jamie McMurray won the 52nd Dayton 500

February 15

1903: 1st Teddy Bear was introduced in the US
1910: Boy Scouts of America founded
1981: Richard Petty won the 23rd Daytona 500
1998: Dale Earnhardt won the 40th Daytona 500

February 16

1883: “Ladies Home Journal” published for the 1st time
1937: Dupont patented nylon
1952: Honus Wagner retired
1972: Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000th point

February 17

1933: “Newsweek” magazine first published
1962: Beach Boys released “Surfin”
1972: Richard Nixon left Washington heading to China
1974: Richard Petty won the 16th Daytona 500

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will use it in next week’s”The Week in History” post.

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