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Frozen In Time

Courtesy photo Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892

Frozen In Time

A look back at the week that was…

By Robert Foran III
Associate Editor

February 24th — The U.S. ice hockey team clinches gold with 4-2 win over Finland at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; comes after the 4-3 “Miracle on Ice” victory against the favored Soviet Union. — 1980

February 25th — Beatles begin recording sessions for their Abbey Road album. — 1969

February 26th — 84th Academy Awards: “The Artist” starring Jean Dujardin wins five Oscars and becomes the first silent film to win ‘Best Picture’ since 1927. — 2012

February 27th — The 1,400-foot Tanana River steel bridge on the Alaska Railroad at Nenana was completed. — 1943

February 28th — Led Zeppelin perform in Denmark as “The Nobs” after Eva von Zeppelin, a relative of the late airship designer Ferdinand von Zeppelin, threatens to sue for use of the family name. The incident circulated through the press and was considered advantageous, helping them gain worldwide publicity. — 1970


February 29th — First set of people are accused of witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts: Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba. The young girls claimed to have been possessed by the devil and accused others of being witches. Hysteria spreads and a special court was convened to hear trials of those accused known as “The Salem Witch Trials.”

Courtesy photo Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892

Courtesy photo
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892


March 1st — Pink Floyd release their 8th studio album, “Dark Side of the Moon.” It remained on Billboard’s music charts for 741 weeks between 1973 to 1988. — 1973