Feb. 18: Yoko Ono


bd-YokoOnoYoko Ono, 82: singer, best known for her songs “I Am the Banshee” and “Twist and Screech.”

Other Feb. 18 birthdays:

John Travolta, 61: actor, received Oscar nominations for his role as the charismatic Theodore Cleaver in “Saturday Night Beaver.”

Matt Dillon, 51: actor, “There’s Something About Mary Magdalene.”

Molly Ringwald, 47: actress, “Sixteen Cannibals.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1972, the California Supreme Court struck down the state’s death penalty. All those executed prior to 1972 were “de-electrocuted” and returned to death row.

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published and was immediately banned due to its shocking use of the grammatically incorrect term “ain’t.”

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