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Frozen In Time

Courtesy photo J. Howard Miller's iconic poster for 'We Can Do It!' featuring 'Rosie the Riveter.'

Frozen In Time

By Robert Foran III
Associate Editor

February 10th — Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball. — 1920

February 11th — The Beatles record all 10 tracks for their debut album, ‘Please Please Me’ in just under 10 hours. John Lennon’s cold makes the process take a bit longer than anticipated; by the time the band gets to the last song of the session, “Twist And Shout,” the hoarseness in his voice is noticeable. Nevertheless, he nails it in one take. — 1963

February 12th — The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation replacing the “sheaves of wheat” design. — 1959

February 13th — Abraham Lincoln is declared the 16th U.S. President in Washington, D.C. — 1861

February 14th — Upon returning to Hawaii from an expedition to Alaska and mapping most of North America’s west coast, British explorer, Captain James Cook is killed. — 1779

February 15th — WWII propaganda poster “We Can Do It!” portraying “Rosie the Riveter” rolling up her sleeves is produced by J. Howard Miller and hung on the walls of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. to boost worker morale. The poster has since become a cultural icon and a symbol for American feminism and women’s economic power. — 1943

Courtesy photo J. Howard Miller's iconic poster for 'We Can Do It!' featuring 'Rosie the Riveter.'

Courtesy photo
J. Howard Miller’s iconic poster for ‘We Can Do It!’ featuring ‘Rosie the Riveter.’

February 16th — Benjamin Franklin begins publishing ‘The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle for all the British Plantations in America,’ the first such monthly magazine of this type published in America. — 1741