Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Carter G. Woodson founds Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month (More info)

1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, ‘Pinocchio,’ premieres (More info)

1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports (More info)

1964 – Greeted by 3,000 screaming fans, the Beatles arrive in New York for their first visit to the United States (More info)

1985 - Sports Illustrated published the largest edition in the magazine's history at 218 pages--its annual swimsuit edition

1986 – Almost three decades of one-family rule end in Haiti when President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation (More info)

1994 - On a visit to New Zealand, Prince Charles was sprayed with air freshener by a kooky Kiwi who said he "wanted to remove the stink of royalty."


America's largest celebration of George Washington's Birthday is underway in Laredo, Texas.  The event celebrates the cultures of both the U.S. and Mexico and includes the annual Jalapeno Festival.  It runs through February 20th.