Feb. 23, birthdays for Emily Blunt, Aziz Ansari, Andrew Wiggins
ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Wife Clings to Feud Even After Her Death.”
The article focused on a daughter’s account of her parents’ relationship. She said that their feuds led to the death of her mother.
“In this manner, the notice of the death of Mrs. Thomas Jenks was given to the Eagle to-day by the woman’s daughter,” the Eagle reported. “Simultaneously Miss Jenks told a tale of marital woe, and stated that it was her mother’s dying wish that in the notice be inserted the word ‘unbeloved.’”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include comedian and actor in “Parks and Recreation” Aziz Ansari, who was born in 1983; “The Devil Wears Prada” actress Emily Blunt, who was born in 1983; former baseball player Roberto Martin Antonio Bonilla, who was born in 1963; newscaster Sylvia Chase, who was born in 1938; “Easy Rider” actor Peter Fonda, who was born in 1939; former football player and boxer Edward Lee “Too Tall” Jones, who was born in 1951; singer Howard Jones, who was born in 1955; “Boardwalk Empire” actress Kelly Macdonald, who was born in 1976; comedienne and actress Niecy Nash, who was born in 1970; “Home Improvement” actress Patricia Richardson, who was born in 1951; and basketball player Andrew Wiggins, who was born in 1995.
TODAY IS IWO JIMA DAY. On this day in 1942, the U.S. flag was raised on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima by U.S. Marines.
EMMA HART WILLARD was born on this day in 1787. Willard was a pioneer in higher education for women. She sent her “Plan for Improving Female Education” to the governor of New York, and the state legislature granted her a charter for the Waterford Academy for Young ladies. She died in 1870.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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