Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 7th

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457*A Thracian officer by the name of Leo is proclaimed as emperor of the East by the army general, Aspar, on the death of the Emperor Marcian.Ref: 2
1301*Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes first prince of Wales.Ref: 5
1522 Treaty of Brussels Habsburgers split into Spanish/Austrian Branches.Ref: 5
1528*Bern, the strongest canton (territorial division) in southern Switzerland in its day, officially embraced the Protestant faith of Swiss reformers Ulrich Zwingli and John Oecolampadius.Ref: 5
1550*Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III.Ref: 5
1569*King Philip II forms inquistion in South America.Ref: 5
1613*Michail Romanov (16) becomes czar of Russia.Ref: 5
1639*Académie Française begins the Dictionary of the French Language.Ref: 5
1653*Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendent of Finance of France.Ref: 5
1668 The Netherlands, England and Sweden conclude an alliance directed against Louis XIV of France.Ref: 2
1778*Daniel Boone is captured (almost by mistake) by Shawnee Blue Jacket in southern Ohio.Ref: 55
1792 Austria and Prussia form an alliance against France.Ref: 5
1795*11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states.Ref: 5
1795 Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies.Ref: 5
1812*8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid MO; this is the last of Midwest quakes (see 12/16).Ref: 5
1812*Lord Byron makes his maiden speech in House of Lords.Ref: 5
1831 Belgium adopts its Constitution.Ref: 5
1839*Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president".Ref: 5
1847*Donner Party: The second rescue party leaves lead by the banished James Reed. Eleanor Eddy dies.Ref: 27
1872*Alcorn A & M College opens.Ref: 5
1876*President Grant's private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring.Ref: 5
1877*The first Guernsey Cattle Club was organized in, where else? New York City.Ref: 4
1877 First Guernsey Cattle Club organizes (New York NY).Ref: 5
1889*Astronomical Society of Pacific holds first meeting in San Francisco.Ref: 5
1891*Great Blizzard of 1891 begins.Ref: 5
1900*Labour Party forms in England.Ref: 5
1900*British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal.Ref: 5
1901*Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin.Ref: 5
1904*A fire began in Baltimore that raged for about 30 hours and destroyed more than 1500 buildings.Ref: 5
1905*Dominican Republic signs treaty turning over customs collection to US.Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) The defense calls 17 additional witnesses, then rests.Ref: 87
1914*Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, San Francisco.Ref: 5
1924 Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR.Ref: 5
1926*Negro History Week, originated by Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.Ref: 2
1928*The United States signs an arbitration treaty with France.Ref: 2
1928*Australian Bert Hinkler takes off from London in a two-seat Avro 581E Avian biplane on the first leg of his solo flight from England to Australia.Ref: 2
1931*Aviator Amelia Earhart married publisher George P. Putnam in Noank, Connecticut.Ref: 2
1932*(thru the 17th) In a series of experiments James Chadwick demonstrates the existence of the neutron.Ref: 91
1933*Social-Democrat meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead.Ref: 5
1934*First contract for TVA power, Tupelo MS.Ref: 5
1936*President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of the vice president.Ref: 70
1940*British railroads nationalized.Ref: 5
1945*President Truman appoints Irwin C Mollison judge of US Customs Court.Ref: 5
1946*Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill.Ref: 5
1947 Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine.Ref: 5
1948*Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Army chief of staff and is succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley.Ref: 70
1950*Senator Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Ref: 5
1950*The United States recognizes Vietnam under the leadership of Emperor Bao Dai, not Ho Chi Minh who is recognized by the Soviets.Ref: 2
1950*Georges Bidault forms French government.Ref: 5
1956*Autherine Lucy, first black admitted to University of Alabama, is expelled.Ref: 5
1958*Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced.Ref: 5
1959*Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air).Ref: 5
1959 Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution.Ref: 5
1960 Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea.Ref: 5
1964*Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream.Ref: 5
1965 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curaçao.Ref: 5
1968*Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls.Ref: 5
1971*Woman's suffrage finally comes to Switzerland.Ref: 17
1973*Senate creates Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities.Ref: 5
1974*Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day).Ref: 5
1975*Canada imposes a fifty-five mile per hour speed limit.Ref: 3
1979*Neptune becomes farthest planet from the sun in our solar system (will remain that way for 20 years)Ref: 5
1979*Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds President Boumédienne in Algeria.Ref: 5
1982*Luis A Monge elected President of Costa Rica.Ref: 5
1983*First female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole).Ref: 5
1986*Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country, ending 28 years of his family's rule. Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti.Ref: 70
1986*Philippine Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos.Ref: 5
1989*Tennis superstar Björn Börg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan.Ref: 5
1990*The Soviet Union's Communist Party agreed to let other political parties compete for control of the country, thereby giving up its monopoly on power.Ref: 70
1991*The Rev. Jean-Bertrand Aristide was sworn in as Haiti's first democratically-elected president.Ref: 70
1992*Shannon Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA.Ref: 5
1995*Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan. (TWA, 1996)Ref: 95
1997*US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21.Ref: 5
1998*Ramzi Yousef, the alleged mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan, after two years as a fugitive.Ref: 5
1999*9-year old Erica Baker disappears while walking her dog in a park in Kettering OH. Ref 
1821*The first landing on the Antarctic continent is made by American John Davis at Hughes Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula.Ref: 3
1883*Lieutenant-Colonel Borgnis-Desbordes founds Fort Bamako Niger.Ref: 5
1893*Elisha Gray of Highland Park, IL patented a machine called the telautograph. It automatically signed autographs to documents, freeing up those who would be autographing these things so that they could take care of other matters.Ref: 4
1915 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received.Ref: 5
1915*First wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received.Ref: 5
1935*Monopoly invented by Charles Darrow symbol Rich Uncle Pennybags, goes on sale.Ref: 5
1947 Dead Sea Scrolls discovered by Bedouin shepherds in a cave in mountains of Qumran.Ref: 10
1976*World's largest telescope (236 in or 600 cm) begins operation (USSR).Ref: 5
1977*Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts.Ref: 5
1979*Steven Stills makes first digitally recorded rock albumRef: 62
1984*While in orbit around the earth, Navy Captain Bruce McCandless becomes the first human being to fly untethered in space when he exits the U.S. space shuttle Challenger and maneuvers freely using a rocket pack of his own design.Ref: 3
1984*David (born without immunity system) at 12, touches mom for first time.Ref: 5
1783 The Siege of Gibraltar, which was pursued by the Spanish and the French since July 24, 1779, is finally lifted.Ref: 2
1862*Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island NC.Ref: 5
1864*Federal troops occupy Jacksonville FL.Ref: 5
1881*Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal Boers beat superior British forces.Ref: 5
1913 The Turks lose 5,000 men in a battle with the Bulgarian army in Gallipoli.Ref: 2
1915*2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes. German armies under Fieldmarshal Paul von Hindenburg surround a Russian army.Ref: 5
1917*The British steamer California is sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat.Ref: 2
1942*The federal government orders passenger car production stopped and converted to wartime purposes.Ref: 3
1943*The government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person for the remainder of the year.Ref: 6
1944*The Germans launch a second attack against the Allied beachead at Anzio, Italy. They hoped to push the Allies back into the sea.Ref: 2
1944*U.S. troops capture Kwajalein and Majura Atolls in the Marshall Islands. 
1945*US 76th/5th Infantry divisions begin crossing Sauer.Ref: 5
1962*President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba.Ref: 5
1965*U.S. jets hit Don Hoi guerrilla base in reprisal for the Viet Cong raids.Ref: 2
1965*US begins regular bombing & strafing of North Vietnam.Ref: 5
1968*The North Vietnamese use 11 Soviet-built light tanks to overrun the U.S. Special Forces camp at Lang Vei at the end of an 18-hour long siege.Ref: 2
1978 Ethiopia mounts a counter attack against Somalia in the Ogaden desert.Ref: 2
1983*Iran opens an invasion in the southeast of Iraq.Ref: 2
1849*Tom Hyer knocks out James Ambrose (Yankee Sullivan) in the 16th round for the American boxing championship. Each boxer received $5000.Ref: 97
1882*American pugilist John L. Sullivan becomes the last of the bare-knuckle world heavyweight champions with his defeat of Patty Ryan in Mississippi City.Ref: 2
1884*Canadian Rugby Football Union forms.Ref: 5
1903*VVV '03 Soccer team forms in Venlo.Ref: 5
1908*Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000.Ref: 5
1912 2nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)).Ref: 5
1941*Forward Jackie Robinson scored 20 points for UCLA in a losing cause, as the Trojans of USC beat the Bruins 43-41. This marked the 34th straight loss that UCLA had suffered to USC since 1932.Ref: 4
1942*The Reds trade catcher Ernie Lombardi to the Boston Braves for cash.Ref: 1
1942*First indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8").Ref: 5
1949*Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio becomes the first player ever to make $100,000 in one season.Ref: 1
1958*Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc.Ref: 5
1959*Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M.Ref: 5
1961*Cassius Clay KOs Jim Robinson in the 1st round in Miami Beach FL.Ref: 96
1969*Diane Crump becomes first woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah FL).Ref: 39
1970*LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 points in losing cause.Ref: 5
1970 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn.Ref: 5
1970 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood.Ref: 5
1973*First time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0.Ref: 5
1976*Darryl Sittler, playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, scores six goals and four assists against Boston, setting a NHL record. (XDG, p 4A, 2/7/2001)Ref: 83
1979*Jesse Orosco becomes 'the player to be named later' in the Met trade of Jerry Koosman to the Twins.Ref: 1
1979*Toronto Maple Leaf Darryl Sittler scores NHL record 10 points (6 goals).Ref: 5
1982*Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983*The Mariners select Reds minor leaguer Danny Tartabull as compensation for the loss of Floyd Bannister to the White Sox.Ref: 1
1985*Marshall University's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5¼".Ref: 5
1985*New York Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals.Ref: 5
1986 US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas.Ref: 5
1987*For only the second time, a player is forced to take a pay cut due to salary arbitration. Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser signs for $800,000 which is a twenty percent reduction.Ref: 1
1987 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring America's Cup back to US.Ref: 5
1987 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano.Ref: 5
1988*Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens in New York.Ref: 5
1988*38th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 138-133 at Chicago.Ref: 5
1988*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1988*NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 15-6.Ref: 5
1989*40th NHL All-Star Game Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton.Ref: 5
1990*Lisa Leslie of Morningside High School in Inglewood CA scores 101 in first half, South Torrance High School decides not to play 2nd half & loses 102-24.Ref: 5
1991*Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1992*Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial.Ref: 5
1993*NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 23-20.Ref: 5
1993*Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1998*The XVIIIth Winter Olympic games opened at Nagano, Japan. Wind, rain, fog and lightning, with a mild earthquake thrown in, played havoc with Alpine skiing during the first five days. Then, good weather moved in and, when the games ended, the Japanese were hailed for their excellent show.Ref: 4
1998*NHL's Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten's #7.Ref: 5
1668*Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace".Ref: 5
1792*D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1818*First successful US educational magazine "Academician" begins (New York NY).Ref: 5
1827*Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (New York NY).Ref: 5
1836 "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens.Ref: 5
1869*Connecticut Congregational clergyman Samuel Wolcott, 56, upon returning home from a YMCA evangelistic service, penned the words to the missionary hymn, "Christ for the World We Sing."Ref: 5
1910 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1914 Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice".Ref: 5
1922 DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace offered 5,000 copies of their magazine for sale for the first time. Reader’s Digest continues to be widely read in a dozen languages the world over. In fact, it has become the most-read periodical in history with a circulation of 16 million plus.Ref: 4
1922*John Willard's "Cat & the Canary" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1931*The American opera, Peter Ibbetson, by Deems Taylor, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.Ref: 4
1936*Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer, first appears.Ref: 5
1940*Movie fans watched the world premiere of the Walt Disney animation, Pinocchio, at the Center Theatre in Manhattan. The showing followed that of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Disney’s second feature-length film.Ref: 4
1941*Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me".Ref: 5
1944*Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records.Ref: 5
1948*"Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances.Ref: 5
1959*The play, The Rivalry, opened in New York City. It ran for a total of 81 performances.Ref: 4
1959*"Whoop-Up" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 56 performances.Ref: 5
1961*Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads".Ref: 5
1963 The Mona Lisa is put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.Ref: 2
1964*Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres.Ref: 5
1964*Rock 'n' roll's British invasion began when the Beatles were greeted by thousands of screaming fans on their arrival in New York for their first American tour.Ref: 70
1965*George Harrison of the Beatles, has his tonsils removed.Ref: 5
1966 Crawdaddy! magazine was published for the first time, by Paul Williams, in New York City.Ref: 4
1968*Arthur Miller's "Price" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1969*Tom Jones, ‘The Prince of Wales’, premiered on ABC-TV after the network acquired the rights to the singing sensation’s popular United Kingdom show. The network paid a British production company an estimated $20 million for those rights. And they cried in one of Tom’s hankies all the way to the bank.Ref: 4
1970*"Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV.Ref: 5
1970 "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies.Ref: 5
1970*"Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies.Ref: 5
1974*Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra received a gold record for the disco hit, Love’s Theme.Ref: 4
1974 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters.Ref: 5
1976*Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9.Ref: 5
1979*"Supertrain", TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC.Ref: 5
1979*Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1984*Michael Jackson awarded a 4-foot-high platinum disc by CBS.Ref: 5
1985 Sports Illustrated released its annual swimsuit edition. It was the biggest regular edition in the magazine’s history, weighing in at 218 pages. Paulina Porizkova joined Cheryl Tiegs and Christie Brinkley as the only models to make the cover more than once.Ref: 4
1985*New York, New York became the official anthem of the Big Apple. The announcement was made by then New York mayor, Ed “How’m I Doin’?” Koch. Sinatra fans rejoiced at the honor.Ref: 4
1987*Madonna’s Open Your Heart hit #1 in the U.S. It was the third straight number-one single from her True Blue album.Ref: 4
1987*"Ronnies Rap" by Ron & DC Crew peaks at #93.Ref: 5
1988*The Fox Television Network premiered "America's Most Wanted," a program that featured dramatizations of crimes committed by federal and state fugitives.Ref: 14
1993*Fiction: Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed.Ref: 5
1994 Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge.Ref: 5
1994*Jim Nabors undergoes a liver transplant.Ref: 5
1994*Paul Anka was honored at the French music industry’s annual awards in Paris for his song My Way. In 1968 Anka wrote new lyrics to the melody of a French pop hit Comme d’habitude, which means As Usual. Anka called his version My Way, and it became Frank Sinatra’s signature song.Ref: 4
1994*21st American Music Award Whitney Houston wins.Ref: 5
2003*R&B singer R Kelly court hearing date in Chicago. (USA Today, p 11D, 1/24/2003)Ref: 13
1477*Sir Thomas More, English statesman and writer, famous for Utopia, later executed for refusing to accept Henry VIII as the head of the church, is born.Ref: 68
1556*Maria van Nassau Dutch countess of Buren, is born.Ref: 5
1589*Jacob de Witt Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1612*Thomas Killigrew English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men), is born.Ref: 5
1655*Jean-François Regnard French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria), is born.Ref: 5
1688*Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange, is born.Ref: 5
1693*Anna Ivanova Romanova empress of Russia (1730-40), is born.Ref: 17
1700*Philippe Buache French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen), is born.Ref: 5
1707*Carl August Thielo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1710*William Boyce English organist/composer of Cathedral music, is born.Ref: 5
1739*Joseph Pouteau composer, is born.Ref: 5
1740*Adam-Philippe Custine French earl/General/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1753*Rhijnvis Feith Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa), is born.Ref: 5
1758*Benedikt Emanuel Schack composer, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Ann Radcliffe London, Gothic novelist (Mysteries of Udolpho), is born.Ref: 5
1801*John Rylands England, merchant/philanthropist, is born.Ref: 5
1803*Edgar Quinet French writer/historian (Ahasvérus), is born.Ref: 5
1804*John Deere pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Frederik Paludan-Müller Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden), is born.Ref: 5
1812*Charles Dickens, English novelist whose stories reflected life in Victorian England, is born.Ref: 68
1814*Gardner Quincy Colton, American anesthetist/inventor, is born.Ref: 70
1817*Leroy Pope Walker US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Richard Genee composer, is born.Ref: 5
1824*William Higgins, discovered nature of spiral "nebulae", is born.Ref: 5
1825*Crystobal Oudrid y Segura composer, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Birth of Hannah Whitall Smith, American Quaker evangelist and devotional author. Her best-known writing was "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life" (1875). It's still in print!Ref: 5
1833*Ricardo Palma Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas), is born.Ref: 5
1834*Dmitri I Mendelejev Russian chemist, formulated the periodic table of elements, was born in Tobolsk, Russia.Ref: 68
1837*Sir James Augustus Henry Murray Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary, is born.Ref: 5
1839*Nicolaas G Pierson Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Alexandre Ribit premier (France), is born.Ref: 5
1847*Ernst Franck German composer/conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Bernard Maybeck US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco), is born.Ref: 5
1863*Mieczyslaw Soltys composer, is born.Ref: 5
1864*Arthur Collins singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Ricardo Castro Herrera composer, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Raf[ael] Verhulst [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisconsin, children's book author (Little House on Prairie), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Jindrich S Baar Czechoslovakia pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Alfred Adler Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1872 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister, is born.Ref: 5
1875*Erkki Gustav Melartin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1875*Walter Courvoisier composer, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Godfrey H Hardy England, number theorist, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Feliks Nowowiejski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1877 Julius Curtius German minister of Foreign affairs (1929- ), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Ossip Gabrilovich composer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Eubie Blake ragtime composer/pianist (I'm Just Wild About Harry, Memories of You), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Paul de Backer Belgian radiologist, is born.Ref: 5
1885*(Harry) Sinclair Lewis, first American Nobel prize-winning author [Main Street, 1930]: Elmer Gantry; refused Pulitzer prize: Arrowsmith [1926]; Main Street; is born.Ref: 4
1891*Joachim Stutschewsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Harold Hoffman South Amboy NJ, (Governor-New Jersey), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Jacob Paludan Danish pharmacist/writer (Jørgen Stein), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Quincy Porter New Haven CT, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899 Arvid Pelshe Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Bob den Doolaard [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Ethelda Blebtrey Waterford NY, 100 meter swimmer (Olympics-gold-1920), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Milton Krims writer (Speed), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Ulf Svante von Euler Sweden, physiologist (Nobel 1970), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Paul Nizan French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Henry P'u-i last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo, is born.Ref: 5
1907 Arthur George Bottomley politician, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Clarence Clarence Linden "Buster" Crabbe Oakland CA, swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)/actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), is born.Ref: 68
1909*Joseph "Poeske" Scherens Flemish cyclist (champion sprinter 1932-37), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Derek Farr London, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Jane Ross Spokane WA, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever), is born.Ref: 5
1914*David Ignatow US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Jacques Mornard [Ramón Mercader], murderer (Trotsky), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Ralph Whitlock writer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Eddie Bracken actor: Summer Stock, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Tales from the Darkside; TV quiz show panelist; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Dick Emery London England, actor/comedian (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Ilse Pausin Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Jock Mahoney actor (Range Rider, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Dom Hélder Câmara Brazilian bishop, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Oscar Brand folk singer, composer: Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads; music director: NBC-TV Sunday; host: Let’s Sing Out, is born in Winnipeg Canada.Ref: 4
1920*Eddie Bracken Astoria New York NY, actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Dr An Wang founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers), is born in Shanghai, China.Ref: 68
1921*Wilma Lee Cooper (Leary) country singer: Come Walk with Me with husband, Stoney; group: Clinch Mountain Clan with daughter, Carol Lee, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Bryan Woods soldier/clerk, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Keefe Brasselle Elyria OH, actor (Be Our Guest), is born.Ref: 5
1923*George H H Lascelles English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Cathy Long (Representative-D-LA, 1985-86), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], Southport England, actress (Taste of Honey), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Hattie Jacques Kent England, actress (Carry on Doctor), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Johnny Jordaan [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Arthur Berry artist, is born.Ref: 5
1925*H Eisenreich writer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Marius Constant Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Romolo Valli actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I), is born.Ref: 5
1927*John Buller composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Al "Fuzzy" Smith baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Gay Talese writer: The Kingdom and the Power, Unto the Sons, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Alfred M Worden Jackson MI, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Earl King [Solomon Johnson], rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1934*King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], Forth Worth TX, US saxophonist (Memphis Soul Stew), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Piet Bukman Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Herb Kohl (Senator-D Wisconsin), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Juan (Juan Ramon Cordova) Pizarro baseball: pitcher: Milwaukee Braves [World Series: 1957, 1958], Chicago White Sox [all-star: 1963, 1964], Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, is born. (Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball 2000, ISBN 0-312-20437-X) 
1938*Robert Frank Baksa composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Juan Pizarro baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Gary Bond England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days), is born.Ref: 5
1942 Ton [ACHM] de Kok Dutch MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Berend baron van Voorst tot Voorst Dutch foreign state secretary (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Berry [AH] Esselink Dutch MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Michael A Andrews (Representative-D-TX, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Pete Postlethwaite actor (The Boxer), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Gerald Davies British rugby player, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jeff Van Note football: Atlanta Falcons, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Hector Babenco director (Ironweed, Kiss of the Spider Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Lawrence Ascott rocker (Isotope), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Sammy Johns rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jimmy Greenspoon Los Angeles CA, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Alan Lancaster musician: bass: group: Status Quo: LPs: Picturesque Matchstickable, Piledriver, Hello, On the Level, Blue for You, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Burt (Carlton) Hooton baseball pitcher: Univ. of Texas: 3-time first-team All-American [1969-1971]; Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers, Texas Rangers; pitching coach: Univ. of Texas, LA Dodgers organization, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics-1972), first American to win a World Cup title: 1969 giant slalom champion; bronze medalist at 1970 World Championships, is born in Burlington VT.Ref: 4
1950*Dan Quisenberry baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Benny (Benigno Felix) Ayala baseball: NY Mets, SL Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles [World Series: 1979, 1983], Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Manfred Schumann German Federal Republic, bobsled (Olympics-silver/bronze-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Robert Brazile football: Houston Oilers, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Miguel Ferrer actor: Twin Peaks, Stephen King’s The Stand, Point of No Return, Hot Shots! Part Deux, Robocop, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, Flashpoint; son of actor José Ferrer, is born in Santa Monica CA.Ref: 4
1955*Rolf Benirschke Boston MA, NFL place kicker/Wheel of Fortune host, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Charlie Puleo baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Carney Lansford baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Damaso Garcia baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Manuel Mijares Mexico, Spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Michele Drake La Jolla CA, playmate (May, 1979), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Sammy Lee British soccer player, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Brian Travers musician: saxophone: group: UB40: King, Food for Thought, My Way of Thinking, I Think It’s Going to Rain, Dream a Lie, The Earth Dies Screaming, Red Red Wine; short film producer: Labour of Love, is born.Ref: 4
1960*James Spader New York NY, actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Steve Bronski rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Eddie Izzard Emmy Award-winning writer, actor, comedian: Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill [1999]; Eddie Izzard: Live at the Ambassadors, The Secret Agent, Inspector Derrick, The Avengers, Mystery Men, It’s the Monty Python Story, Shadow of the Vampire, All the Queen’s Men, is born.Ref: 4
1962*David Bryan rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name), is born.Ref: 5
1962*(Troyal) Garth Brooks, Tulsa OK, country singer (No Fences, Ropin' the Wind), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1963*Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper St Paul MN, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jason Adams Los Angeles CA, actor (Ryan's Hope, Nightmare on Elm Street), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Dona L Speir Norwalk CA, playmate (March, 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead Riverside CA, swimmer (Olympics-silver-84), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Gretchen Magers Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jason Gedrick Chicago IL, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Kristal Parker-Gregory Columbus OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Reginald Thal soccer player (MVV), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Chris Rock actor, comedian: Beverly Hills Cop II, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills Ninja, The Chris Rock Show, Lethal Weapon 4, Me, Myself & Irene, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Bad Company, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene Dayton OH, long jumper (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ashely Allen San Antonio TX, playmate (August 1992), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Martin Sinner Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Michael Stich German Federal Republic, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Peter Bondra Lutsk Ukraine, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Bucky Richardson US football quarterback (Houston Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Fiona Robinson Collie Western Australia, basketball player (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Chris Gardocki NFL punter (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Denis Chasse Montréal, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Stanley Roberts NBA center (Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Andrew Currey Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Marvin Graves CFL quarterback (Montréal Alouettes), is born.Ref: 5
1972*John Slaney St John's, NHL defenseman (Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Billy Baumhoff St Louis MO, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Juwan Howard NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Kristin Godridge Traralgon Australia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Leanne Schuster Mesa AZ, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Sonia Paquette St-Janvier Québec Canada, hurdler (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tim Bowens NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Ryan Phillips linebacker (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Steve Nash NBA guard (Phoenix Suns), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Alexandre Daigle Montréal, NHL center (Ottawa Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Marika Lehtimaki ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1975*NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak.Ref: 5
1976*Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdottir Miss Iceland-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Terry Battle running back (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Christine Scheels New Berlin WI, speed skater (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Hillary Wolf Chicago IL, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Cerina Vincent Miss Nevada Teen-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1985*[Alber]Tina Marie Majorino actress, (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)Ref: 5
590*Pelagius II Gothic Pope (579-90), dies from plague.Ref: 5
1560*Baccio Bandinelli, Italian sculptor, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1593*Jacques Amyot French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1609*Ferdinand I cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies.Ref: 5
1725*Johann Philipp Krieger, German composer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1743*Lodovico Giustini composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1749*Andre Cardinal Destouches composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1779*William Boyce composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1820*Samuel Adams Holyoke composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1823*Ann Radcliffe (Ward) English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1827*Franz Anton Dimmler composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1830*Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal Portuguese composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1837 Gustavus IV Sweden dies.Ref: 10
1857 Félix PBOG Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1862*Frantisek Jan Skroup composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1865*John Henry Winder US Confederate Brigadier-General/provost marshal, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1871*Henry Steinway, German-bn. American piano builder, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1875*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) Four years after his release from prison, Edman Spangler dies.Ref: 87
1878*Pius IX "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at age 85.Ref: 5
1881*Ellen Elizabeth Quinn, mother of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, is released from prison. Ref 
1881*Fredrik Cygnaeus Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1897*Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist, dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1901*Benjamin Edward Woolf composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1915*Wladyslaw Gorski composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1918*Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1920*Alexander Koltsjak Admiral/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed.Ref: 5
1931*Ion Vidu composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1933*Albert György Earl Apponyi Hung minister of Education, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1933 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators.Ref: 5
1937*Elihu Root US Minister of War/Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1938*Harvey S. Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, dies in Miami Beach, Florida, at age 89.Ref: 3
1942*Dorando di Desiderio Pietri marathoner (Olympics-gold-1908), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1948*"Red" McKenzie blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies.Ref: 5
1954*Jan Adam Maklakiewicz composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1957*Rudolph Reti composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1958*Walter Kingsford actor (My Favorite Blonde, Fly by Night), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1959*Napoleon Lajoie baseball player, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1959*Daniel F Malan premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1959*Slim [Eddie Jones] Guitar rocker, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1960*Igor V Kurtshatov Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1961*Louis-Ferdinand Céline French physician/author/anti-Semite, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1962*Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298.Ref: 5
1964*Hermann A J Kees German Egyptologist, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1964*Lillian Copeland US discus thrower (Olympics-gold-32), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1965*Nance O'Neil actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1967*Henry Morgenthau US minister of Finance (devaluated dollar), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1968*Stuart Foster singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1968*Nick [Aloysius Adamschock] Adams actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story, Johnny Yuma-The Rebel), ODs at 36.Ref: 5
1969*Bainbridge Crist composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1974*Arline Judge actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1975*Brendan Fay actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1977*Herman Dooyeweerd Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1979*Josef Mengele, German Nazi doctor at Auschwitz extermination camp, dies by drowning at age 67.Ref: 70
1980*Ernst Kunz composer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1980*Katherine Emery actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1984*Brooks West actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1985*Albert Dondeyne Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1986*Armand Preud'homme Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1987*David Savoy Jr rock manager (Hüsker Du), commits suicide at 24.Ref: 5
1988*Lin[wood V] Carter US, sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1990*Jimmy Van Heusen (Edward Chester Babcock) Academy Award-winning composer: Swinging on a Star [1944], All the Way [1957], High Hopes [1959], Call Me Irresponsible [1963]; wrote the music to over 75 songs for Frank Sinatra with lyricists Johnny Burke and Sammy Cahn: My Kind of Town, Second Time Around, dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1990 Nathan Wartels publisher (Crown), dies at age 88 from pneumonia.Ref: 5
1990*Dom Heider Camara nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies.Ref: 5
1990 Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators.Ref: 5
1991*Dick Winslow actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1991 Gladys LaVerne dies of heart problems at 87.Ref: 5
1992 Jeanne Gerson dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87.Ref: 5
1993*W Sybout A Colenbrander Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1994 Maarten Vrolijk Dutch Social-Democrat minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1994*Richard Bissell US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1995 Helen Wallis cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1995*Massimo Pallottino Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1995*Cecil (Lee) Upshaw baseball: pitcher: Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox; died Feb 7, 1995Ref: 4
1996*George Lowthian Trevelyan designer/visionary, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1996*Isian Kehinde I K Dairo musician/academic, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1996*Lillian Rambach teacher violinist, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1996*Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya writer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996*Tiny Winters musician, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1997*Danil Shafran cellist, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1998*It was announced that Carl Wilson, a founding member of the Beach Boys, had died in Los Angeles from complications of lung cancer at age 51.Ref: 70
1999*Jordan's King Hussein (1953 To 1999) died of cancer at age 63; he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah. (TWA, 2000)Ref: 95
1999*Bobby Troup actor: Emergency; singer, musician, TV host: Stars of Jazz; married to singer Julie London; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Magician Doug Henning dies of cancer (CNN 02/09/00).Ref: 9
2001*Dale Evans (Frances Butts) singer, songwriter: Happy Trails to You; actress: The Roy Rogers Show, Roy Rogers movies; wife of ‘King of the Cowboys’ Roy Rogers; dies.Ref: 5
2001*Anne Morrow Lindbergh aviator, author: Gift from the Sea; married to Charles; mother of kidnapped Charles Jr.; dies.Ref: 4

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