On this day February 14-21, 2021 (week 07)
February 14, 2021 - February 20, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features the bikini, the adoption of decimal currency in Britain, the computer innovator Larry Tesler, Elton John, the first feature-length 3D film made in colour, the sound recording of Thomas Edison, and the Mir space station
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February 14, 2001: The iconic white bikini worn by actress Ursula Andress in the first James Bond film, Dr No, sold at auction in London for £35,0000 ($45,000)
February 15, 1971: Decimal currency was adopted in Britain. There were now 100 new pence in a pound, instead of 12 pennies to a shilling and 20 shillings to the pound
February 16, 2020: Larry Tesler, creator of the “cut/copy and paste”, and “find and replace” commands that made the personal computer more user-friendly, died at age 74
February 17, 1971: Elton John, English singer and songwriter who has sold over 300 million albums worldwide, won his first American gold disc for his self-titled album
February 18, 1953: Bwana Devil, the first feature-length 3D film made in colour, opened in New York, heralding the first 3D film craze in the motion picture industry
February 19, 1878: Thomas Edison patented the phonograph, in which a large horn transmitted vibrations to a needle that scribed a recording on to a cylinder rotated by hand
February 20, 1986: The Soviet Union launched the Mir space station into orbit, with special laboratories for scientific research and living quarters for three cosmonauts