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             (February 22, 1732  – December 14, 1799)

George Washington’s older half-brother, Lawrence, used personal connections
with the Fairfax family to have him appointed official surveyor for Culpeper
County, a prestigious position.

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)  

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Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the
third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President
of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the
15th through the 21st of February. The day is also now widely known as
Presidents’ Day and is often an occasion to honor all persons who have
served as president, not just George Washington. It is a state holiday in
most states.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Sir Sidney Poitier is 90 years old today.

Sidney Poitier spent time working as a dishwasher while his friends assisted
him in learning how to read the newspaper and speak without a Bahamian
accent.

The American Film Institute called him one of the 25 Greatest Male Stars of
All Time in 1999.

 

 

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BRIAN THOMAS

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In 1942, U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving
the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

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During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo
Jima in 1945.

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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is 77 years old today.

Smokey Robinson was a big fan of Westerns and thought his uncle’s nickname
Smokey Joe was a cowboy moniker. He was inspired to play by artists like Billy
Ward and His Dominoes.

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VANNA WHITE ‘’TURNED’’ 60 TODAY

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Vanna White (Vanna Marie Rosich)
was born in
Conway, South Carolina.

Actress and television personality Vanna White is best recognized as the
hostess and puzzle-board letter turner on Wheel of Fortune (NBC/CBS. She
began appearing on the show in 1982. She appeared on several game
shows, including The Price is Right.

Vanna was awarded $403,000 after suing Samsung Electronics for featuring
her likeness as a robot in an advertisement.

 

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Vanna White and Pat Sajak.

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