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This Day in History for February 20 – USPS Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington (More info)

1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for February 20 – Cindy Crawford, Rihanna and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Cindy Crawford
Age: 46
Occupation: Model and Entrepreneur
Known For: Being among the world’s most popular supermodels in 1980s and 1990s, adorning hundreds of magazine covers, starring in several music videos, hosting MTV’s ‘House of Style,’ and the trademark mole above her upper lip

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This Day in History for February 19 – Marines Invade Iwo Jima and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph, the first device to both record sound and play it back (More info)

1942 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the US military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for February 19 – Smokey Robinson, Seal and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Smokey Robinson
Age: 72
Occupation: Legendary Singer, Songwriter and Producer
Known For: Being an original member of Motown Records’ first vocal group The Miracles, known for hits like ‘Shop Around,’ ‘The Tracks of My Tears’ and ‘Tears of a Clown,’ a long solo career including the songs ‘Cruisin” and ‘Being with You,’ and serving as Motown’s vice president from 1961 to 1988

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Celebrity Birthdays for February 18 – John Travolta, Dr. Dre and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

John Travolta
Age: 58
Occupation: Actor, Dancer and Singer
Known For: Appearing on the series ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ starring in ‘Grease’ and ‘Get Shorty,’ Oscar nominations for his roles in the films ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘Pulp Fiction,’ being an avid pilot and aviation buff, his marriage to actress Kelly Preston, and the tragic death of their teenage son Jett in 2009

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This Day in History for February 18 – First Oscars Awarded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards (More info)

1930 – Pluto, once believed to be the ninth planet, is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh (More info)

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Pilot with 20 Pounds of Pot Wanders Into President Obama’s Restricted Airspace

In a “d’oh!” moment of massive proportions, the pilot of a private plane wandered into protected airspace over Los Angeles on Thursday — an area temporarily restricted because President Obama happened to be in town.

When fighter jets were scrambled to escort it in for a landing, authorities found the plane was loaded with more than 20 pounds of marijuana.

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Celebrity Birthdays for February 17 – Michael Jordan, Billie Joe Armstrong and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Michael Jordan
Age: 49
Occupation: Basketball Legend
Known For: Leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, product endorsements like Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, being the current majority owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats, and being widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time

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This Day in History for February 17 – VW Beetle Breaks Record and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1801 – The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is broken by the House of Representatives, which elected Jefferson president (More info)

1820 – The US Senate passes the Missouri Compromise, an attempt to deal with the dangerously divisive issue of extending slavery into the western territories (More info)

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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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