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26, 1957). Greek (Cretan) author and statesman; wrote Zorba the Greek and much else. Birthday of George Peabody (Feb. 18, 1795–Nov. 4, 1869). American merchant, financier, and philanthropist. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Holetown Festival in Barbados; week containing Feb. 17. Commemorates the landing of the first settlers on Feb. 17, 1627. S. , on Feb. 17, 1897, by Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney. 18 Birthday of Alessandro Volta (Feb. 18, 1745–Mar. 5, 1827).
12, 1809–Apr. 15, 1865). Fought in the Black Hawk War; Ill. S. (1861– 65; Republican), assassinated in office. Called the Great Emancipator. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. C. promptly seceded (Dec. 20, 1860), followed by 10 other states. Was president throughout the Civil War; died 6 days after Lee’s surrender. Remembered are his Emancipation Proclamation, his Gettysburg Address, and his proclamation of the last Thursday in Nov. as Thanksgiving Day. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
Observed in Ill. schools as Christa McAuliffe Day, in commemoration of space exploration. Christa McAuliffe (born Sharon Christa Corrigan; Sept. 2, 1948–Jan. H. schoolteacher, would have been the first ordinary citizen in space. 29 Birthday of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Jan. 29, 1860–ca. July 14, 1904). Russian dramatist and short-story writer whose works realistically explore the frustrations of the rural upper and middle classes of his time. His 4 most influential plays were The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard.