Feb 19-25 2017 (week 08) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week
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On this day Feb 19-25 2017 (week 08)

By Fiona Roberts

February 19, 2017 - February 25, 2017 - This week features the forced detention of all Japanese-Americans in the wake of Pearl Harbour, Sidney Poitier - the first black male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, Richard Nixon becoming the first U.S. President to visit China, the first successful clone of an adult mammal, the start of the “February Revolution” in Russia, the first nylon bristle tooth brush, and the introduction of a new dollar bill by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln to finance mounting Civil War costs.

February 19, 1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorised the forced detention of all Japanese-Americans in internment camps in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbour

February 20, 1927: Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-U.S. actor and director, was born in Miami. He was the first black male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for Lilies of the Field

February 21, 1972: Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit China, a key step in normalising relations and ending 25 years of separation between the two countries

February 22, 1997: Scientists in Scotland reported successfully creating the first clone of an adult mammal, a sheep called Dolly, using the technique of somatic cell nuclear transfer

February 23, 1917: Riots and strikes in protest against food shortages broke out in Petrograd (St Petersburg), marking the start of the “February Revolution” in Russia

February 24, 1938: The first nylon bristle tooth brush went on sale. It rapidly replaced hogs hair, the oldest known example being from the Chinese Tang Dynasty (619-907)

February 25, 1862: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln introduced a new dollar bill to finance mounting Civil War costs. Printed in green on the back, they were nicknamed “greenbacks”

PUBLISHED:14/02/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty, Associated Press
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