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Rev. Billy Graham, influential evangelist and friend of presidents, dies – Chicago Tribune


Today is Wednesday, February 21, the 52nd day of 2024. There are 314 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

The Rev. Billy Graham, confidant of presidents and history’s most widely heard Christian evangelist, died at his home in North Carolina on February 21, 2018, at the age of 99.

On this date:

In 1437, King James I of Scots was assassinated; His 6-year-old son succeeded him as James II.

In 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated.

In 1911, composer Gustav Mahler conducted the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall despite a fever, and it was his last concert (he died the following May).

The first shipment of US wheat purchased by the Soviet Union in 1964 arrived at the port of Odessa.

In 1965, 39-year-old Malcolm X, minister and civil rights activist, was shot to death at the Harlem Audubon Ballroom in New York. (Three men identified as members of the Nation of Islam were convicted of murder and jailed; all were eventually paroled. Two of the men had their convictions thrown out in November 2021; prosecutors said new evidence weakened the case against them.)

President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit to China in 1972 by arriving in Beijing with his wife, Pat.

In 1973, Israeli warplanes shot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 over the Sinai Desert, killing all but five of the 113 people on board.

In 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 1/2 to 8 years in prison (each was sentenced to 1 1 years in prison) for their roles in the Watergate cover-up. /2 years).

In 1992, American Kristi Yamaguchi won gold in women’s figure skating at the Albertville Olympics; Midori Ito of Japan won the silver medal and Nancy Kerrigan of the USA won the bronze medal.

In 1995, Chicago adventurer Steve Fossett became the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo in a balloon, landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.

In 2019, teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike, the latest in a wave of teacher activism that also included strikes in Denver, Los Angeles and West Virginia.

In 2020, a temporary ceasefire between the United States and the Taliban took effect in Afghanistan, paving the way for the two sides to sign a peace agreement the following week.

Today’s birthdays are: Actor Gary Lockwood 87, Actor-director Richard Beymer 85, Actor Peter McEnery 84, Film/music company executive David Geffen 81, Actor Tyne Daly 78, Actor Anthony Daniels 78, Tricia Nixon Cox 78 Former Senator Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, 77 years old. Rock musician Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) is 75 years old. Actor Christine Ebersole is 71. Actor William Petersen is 71. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 69 years old. Singer/guitarist Larry Campbell 69. Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter 66. Actor Kim Coates 66. Actor Jack Coleman 66. Actor Christopher Atkins 63. Actor William Baldwin 61. Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., 60. Rock musician Michael Ward 57 Actor Aunjanue Ellis 55. Blues musician Corey Harris 55. Country singer Eric Heatherly 54. Rock musician Eric Wilson 54. Rock musician Tad Kinchla (Blues Traveler) 51. Singer Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) 47. Actor Tituss Burgess 45. Actor Jennifer Love Hewitt is 45. Comedian-actor Jordan Peele is 45. Actor Brendan Sexton III is 44. Singer Charlotte Church is 38. Actor Ashley Greene is 37. Actor Elliot Page is 37. Actor Corbin Bleu is 35, Actor Hayley Orrantia is 30, Actor Sophie Turner is 28 years old.


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