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1609 Sir John Suckling English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier
1637 Henriëtte Catharina van Nassau Dutch daughter of Frederik Henry
1670 Norbert van Flowers [Cephalus], Flemish painter
1670 William Congreve England, restoration writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
1685 Aaron Hill English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)
1686 Johann F Gronovius Dutch physician/botany
1696 Johann Melchior Molter composer
1702 Jean-Pierre Guignon composer
1717 Pierre de La Garde composer
1728 Peter III Feodorovich German/Russian czar of Russia (1761-62)
1735 Johann Christoph Kuhnau composer
1741 Franz Adam Veichtner composer
1750 Stanislao Mattei composer
1775 Charles Lamb London England, critic/poet/essayist
1788 Johann Peter Pixis composer
1795 Ary Scheffer Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
1807 Abner Clark Harding Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1818 Isham Green Harris Governor (Confederacy), died in 1897
1819 Richard Storrs Willis composer
1821 William Read Scurry (Confederate Army Brigadier General, died in 1864)
1824 Samuel Plimsoll Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
1827 Peter J Savelberg Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
1841 Walter Parratt composer
1846 Mildred Childe "Life" Lee daughter of confederate General Robert E Lee
1847 A N Hornby cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
1862 W H "Gobo" Ashley cricketer (7 wickets in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
1866 Bror Beckman composer
1866 Rafael Altamira Crevea Spanish lawyer/historian
1868 William Allen White Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
1869 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati composer
1870 Fritz Klimsch German sculptor/painter
1872 Anne Anema Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP)
1879 Franz Carl Bornschein composer
1880 Jesse G Vincent Arkansas, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
1884 Herbert Hordern cricketer (pioneering leggie for Australia & Philadelphia)
1887 [Fran J] Vital Celen Flemish literary/author
1888 G Ungaretti writer
1889 Howard Spring British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
1890 Boris L Pasternak Russia, novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)
1890 Cor Ruys Dutch actor (Princess Stage)
1891 Harold 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Governor-General of Canada (1945-52)
1892 Alan Hale [Rufus Alan Mackahan], Washington DC, actor (Little John-Adventures of Robin Hood)
1893 Jimmy Durante New York NY, long-nosed comedian (and good-night Mrs Calabash)
1893 William [Bill] T Tilden II tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29)
1894 [Maurice] Harold MacMillan London, (C) British PM (1957-63)
1894 Roy D'Arcy San Francisco CA, actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies)
1896 Olin Howlin Denver CO, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy)
1897 John Franklin Enders Connecticut, micro-biologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
1898 Dame Judith Anderson Adelaide Australia, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
1898 Bertolt Brecht Germany, playwright (Mother Courage)/composer
1898 Joseph Kessel French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
1898 Robert Keith Fowler IN, actor (Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One)
19-- Elaine [Kaufman] New York NY, restauranteur (Elaine)
1900 Rebecca Negrin
1902 Armand Bernier Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
1902 Stella Adler New York, actress (My Girl Tisa)
1902 Walter H Brattain Amoy China, US physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)
1903 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter composer
1904 John Farrow Sydney Australia, director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island)
1905 John Dierkes Ohio, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
1905 Max Schubert winemaker
1905 Vilko Ukmar composer
1905 Walter Brown sports organizer (NBA)
1906 John "Cat" Thompson basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
1906 Lon Chaney Jr Oklahoma City OK, actor (Dracula vs. Frankenstein, The Phantom, Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats)
1906 Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz)
1906 Henry Phelps Brown historian/economist
1906 Walraven (Wally) van Hall Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
1907 Grace Hamilton 1st black member of Georgia state legislature
1908 Jean Coulthard composer
1909 Lord Milne
1910 Dominique Pire Belgium, educator, aided WWII refugees (Nobel 1958)
1910 Douglas Spencer actor (Thing, This Island Earth, River of No Return)
1910 Joyce Grenfell actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily)
1910 Paul Whitelaw cricketer (New Zealand opening batsman vs England 1933)
1912 Lord Orr-Ewing
1913 Philippa Bevans actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient)
1913 Ragnhild Marie Hatton historian
1914 Larry Adler Baltimore MD, harmonica player (Harmonicats) (blacklisted performer)
1916 Edward R Roybal (Representative-D-CA, 1963- )
1918 Gordon Pirie England, Group Captain
1918 Idwal Pugh British ombudsman
1920 Alexander Comfort English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
1920 J Heslop-Harrison botanist
1921 Adrian Cruft composer
1922 Harold Hughes (Governor-D-NJ)
1922 Neva Patterson Nevada IA, actress (Governor & JJ, Doc Elliot, Nichols)
1923 Cesare Siepi Milan Italy, basso (New York Metropolitan Opera)
1924 Randy Van Horne El Paso TX, singer (Nat King Cole Show)
1924 Bud (Norman) Poile NHLer
1926 Danny Blanchflower British soccer player
1927 Jakov Lind German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
1927 Leontyne Mary Violet Price Laurel MS, opera soprano (Porgy & Bess)
1927 Nigel Bagnall British field marshal
1927 Viscount Cowdray British financier/multi-millionaire
1928 Gene Taylor (Representative-D-St Louis, 1973- )
1929 Hallgeir Brenden Norway, 15K/18K cross country (Olympics-gold-1952, 56)
1929 Henk Heidweiler Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
1929 Jerry Goldsmith pianist/composer (Twilight Zone)
1929 Jim Whittacker mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
1930 John Gilpin English ballet dancer (Études, Alice in Wonderland)
1930 Robert Wagner Detroit MI, actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart)
1930 Peter Phillips composer
1931 Gerhard Rosenfeld composer
1931 Makoto Shinohara composer
1931 Thomas Bernhard writer
1932 Donald Hilton Moderator (General Assembly of United Reformed Church)
1932 Rockin Dopsie Sr [Alton Jay Rubin], Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco)
1935 Conrad Klapheck German painter (typewriters)
1935 Salvator Pueyo composer
1935 Theodore Antoniou composer
1936 Olwyn Bowey painter
1936 Sylvia Williams museum director/curator
1937 Don Wilson rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
1937 Yuriy Poyarkov USSR, volleyball player (Olympics-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
1937 Lord Justice Rose
1939 Barbara Kolb Hartford CT, composer (Trobar Jus)
1939 Roberta Flack Black Mountain (Asheville) NC, vocalist (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face)
1940 Jimmy Merchant rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall In Love)
1940 Hamish Imlach folk singer/comic
1940 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey England, long jumper (Olympics-gold-1964)
1940 Peter Middleton CEO (Lloyd's)
1941 John Hampshire cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for England 1969)
1941 Michael Apted director/researcher (Granada TV)
1942 Michael Bishop CEO (British Midland Airways)
1943 Ral Donner [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
1944 Peter Allen Australia, singer/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
1945 John Hayes Secretary-General (British Law Society)
1945 Klas Tuinstra Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 Donovan [P Leech] Scotland, rocker (Mellow Yellow)
1946 Keith Mans MP
1948 Conrad Cummings composer
1949 Joe Lavender NFLer
1950 Gail Rebuck CEO (Random House)
1950 Mark Spitz Modesto CA, swimmer (Olympics-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
1950 Mike Rutherford rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds, Mike & Mechanics)
1951 Roxanne Pulitzer Glendale CA, author (The Prize Pulitzer)
1951 Zeudi Araya Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)
1952 Mike Varty NFLer
1953 Carl Joseph Stone composer
1953 John Shirley US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)
1955 Greg[ory John] Norman Queensland Australia, PGA golfer "The White Shark" (1984 Kemper)
1955 Lusia Mae Harris Minter City MS, basketball player (Olympics-silver-76)
1957 Debbie Brinkley Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
1957 Pranab Roy cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
1958 Sharon Stone Meadville PA, actress (Basic Instinct, Total Recall)
1959 Tonga [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
1960 Lionel Cartwright Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)
1961 David Ward cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
1961 Eva Pfaff West Germany, tennis star
1961 George Stephanopoulos presidential adviser (Clinton)
1962 Cliff Burton rocker (Metallica)
1962 Jean-Marie Banos Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympics-9/10-88, 92, 96)
1963 Lenny Dykstra centerfielder (New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies)
1963 Bennie Thompson NFLer (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens)
1963 Harris Huizingh soccer player (FC Groningen)
1963 Joakim Nystrom Sweden, tennis star
1964 Francesca Neri Trento Italy, actress (Ages of Lulu)
1964 Mir Aimal Kansi Quetta Pakistan, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
1964 Roger Reijners soccer player (MVV)
1964 Sam Graddy Gaffney SC, 4x100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1984)
1965 Lenny Webster New Orleans LA, catcher (Montréal Expos)
1965 Marjolein Macrander Dutch actress (Drowned)
1966 Daryl Johnston NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1967 Laura Dern Los Angeles CA, actress (Blue Velvet, Mask, Small Talk)
1967 Bradley Hughes Mordialloc Victoria Australia, Australasia golfer
1967 Dwayne "Road Grader" White NFLer (New York Jets, St Louis)
1968 Peter Popovic Koping Sweden, NHL defenseman (Montréal Canadiens)
1968 Ryan Bowen US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1969 Jayhawk Owens Cincinnati OH, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
1969 Tim Clark US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1970 Alberto Castillo Dominican/US baseball catcher (New York Mets)
1970 Bobby Jones Fresno CA, pitcher (New York Mets)
1970 Brendan Eppert St Louis MO, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1971 Kevin Sefcik Oaklawn IL, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
1971 Marty Nothstein Allentown PA, sprint cyclist Olympics-silver-96)
1971 Wayne Gandy tackle (St Louis Rams)
1972 Michael Kasprowicz cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler vs West Indies 1996)
1972 Nancy Christian Scottsdale AZ, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995)
1972 Sara Simmons Belmont MA, rower (Olympics-96)
1972 Torey Hunter NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
1974 Andrew English CFL receiver (British Columbia Lions)
1974 Lea Ghirardi-Rubbi Colombes France, tennis star (1994 Futures NC)
1974 Ty Law NFL cornerback (New England Patriots)
1975 Tina Thompson WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
1977 Stephanie Ann Foisy Concord NH, Miss New Hampshire-America (1995)


Deaths which occurred on February 10:

1134 Robert III/II Curthouse Duke of Normandy, dies
1162 Boudouin III son of King Fulco of Anjou/husband of Theodora, dies
1164 Hugo van Fosses/Prémontré abbott of Prémontré, dies
1482 Luca della Robbia Italian sculptor (majolica reliefs), dies at 81
1495 Sir William Stanley English lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
1567 Darnley Mary Queen of Scots' husband, murdered
1567 Lord Darnley Stuart husband of English queen Mary, murdered
1588 Joost Sybrantsz Buyck Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at about 82
1598 Anna van Bull 1st wife of Polish/Swedish king Sigismund II, dies
1657 Sebastian Stosskopf Elizabethian painter, dies at 59
1678 Philip Vingboons Amsterdam's master builder, buried
1686 William Dugdale Garter King of Arms (1677-86), dies
1711 Lukas Fencer Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
1772 Jozef Wenceslas monarch of Liechtenstein/general, dies at 75
1772 Louis Tocqué French painter, dies at 75
1774 Florian Leopold Gassmann composer, dies at 44
1783 James Nares composer, dies at 67
1816 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini composer, dies at 74
1822 Albert-Kasimir duke of Saxon-Teschen/Governor of Hungary, dies at 83
1825 Paul van Hemert Dutch theologist/philosopher (Kant), dies at 68
1829 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
1832 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini composer, dies at 84
1837 Alexander S Pushkin writer, dies at 37
1861 Francis Danby Exmouth, painter, dies
1876 Johan August Soderman composer, dies at 43
1879 Honoré V Daumier French painter/lithographer, dies at 70
1879 Wolter R baron van Hoëvell Dutch vicar/abolitionist, dies at 66
1880 Isaäc M "Isaac A" Crémieux French minister of Justice, dies at 83
1887 Ellen Wood English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
1887 Pieter van der Aa Dutch geographer, dies at 54
1902 J N Krieger German Selenographer, dies
1905 Ignacy Krzyzanowski composer, dies at 78
1912 Joseph Lister 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic), dies
1915 Albert J-BJ Thijs Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
1917 Emile Pessard composer, dies at 73
1918 Abdül-Hamid II 34th sultan of Turkey (lost Serbia/Egypt), dies at 65
1923 Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77
1932 R H Edgar Wallace British writer/journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76
1939 Pius XI [Ambrogio D A Ratti], Italian Pope (1922-39), dies at 81
1943 Wa'er shot dead by Defiance
1945 Juan de Hernandez composer, dies at 63
1948 Ewart Astill cricket all-rounder (9 Tests for England 1927-30), dies
1948 Sergei Eisenstein Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), dies at 50
1950 Armen Tigran Tigranyan composer, dies at 70
1951 Joseph Bovet composer, dies at 71
1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder US author (Little House on Prarie), dies at 90
1958 Billy Vine actor (54th Street Revue), dies at 42
1962 Willem Paerels Netherlands/Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
1966 Billy Rose US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
1968 Pitirim A Sorokin Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79
1977 Grace Mary Williams composer, dies at 70
1982 K R Meher-Homji cricketer (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
1983 Eduard Franz actor (Zorro), dies at 80
1986 Brian Aherne actor (Juarez, My Sister Eileen, Rosie), dies at 83
1989 Dan Kelly NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
1992 Alex Haley US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70
1992 Florence Tarlow dies of cancer at 70
1992 Mau Kopuit Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
1992 Meade Roberts screenwriter, dies of congestive heart failure at 61
1992 Thomas Graftdijk Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
1992 Wim Ramaker Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
1993 John Grossman Czechoslovakian director (Process, Revisor), dies
1993 Joy Garrett actress (Days of Our Live), dies of liver failure at 47
1993 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury PM of France (1957), dies
1995 Kenton Kilmer poet/translator, dies at 85
1995 Louis Sen A Kaw Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
1995 Paul Monette writer, dies at 49
1995 S van der Linde church historian, dies at 89
1996 Hugh Francis Lamprey ecologist, dies at 67
1997 Brian McManus Connolly musician, dies at 47
1997 Milton Cato PM of San Vincent & Grenadines (1979-84), dies
1998 Buddy the Wonder Dog dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9
1998 Maurice Schumann French foreign minister (1969-73), dies

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1966 HOPPS GARY DOUGLAS CORAL GABLES FL
1966 KIEFEL ERNEST P. JR. HARRISBURG PA
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1971 PIETRZAK JOSEPH R. ROSEVILLE OH
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0060 St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
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1535 12 nude Anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
1549 Tomé de Sousa appointed Governor-General of Brazil
1635 Académie Française is founded in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster MA
1713 Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier
1716 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1720 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1746 English Pelham government resigns
1749 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrenders Canada to England
1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
1807 US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1824 Simon Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Perú
1840 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
1846 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1846 Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1855 US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
1859 General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1860 John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
1862 Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
1863 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
1863 PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York NY)
1866 Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
1868 Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1870 City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) is founded (New York NY)
1878 Peace of Zanjón
1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres
1879 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)
1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1880 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
1882 Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
1883 Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee WI, kills 71
1890 Around 11 million acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
1897 New York Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1899 -39ºF (-39ºC), Milligan OH (state lowest temperature record)
1899 US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley; US gets Puerto Rico & Guam
1900 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500 meter (45.2 seconds)
1904 Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1906 Britain's 1st modern & largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
1906 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1912 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand vs Australia at MCG
1913 Edward Sheldons "Romance" premieres in New York NY
1916 Conscription begins in Britain
1917 Johanna Westerdijk installed as Netherlands 1st female professor
1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with the ball
1923 Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1923 Owen Davis' "Icebound" premieres in New York NY
1923 SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
1924 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
1925 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City IN
1925 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
1926 Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
1927 President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1930 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
1931 New Delhi becomes capital of India
1931 Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in New York NY
1933 -54ºF (-48ºC), Seneca OR (state record)
1933 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Company NYC)
1933 Dutch sea-plane bombs Dutch ship
1933 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
1933 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
1934 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp
1934 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in New York NY
1934 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
1934 Thomson/Gertrude Stein's opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" premieres in New York NY
1935 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new streamlined electric locomotive
1937 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400 meter (5:14.2)
1938 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
1940 Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
1940 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1940 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1941 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington DC-Harrisonburg, VA
1941 Anti-Nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
1943 "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
1943 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
1943 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
1944 Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
1944 U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
1945 "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1
1946 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
1947 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
1947 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
1947 Netherlands Radio Union forms
1947 WWII peace treaties signed
1948 Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
1951 "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
1951 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Jean Westwood & Lawrence Demmy of Great Britain
1953 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of Great Britain
1953 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
1953 Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA
1954 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
1954 Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy Great Britain
1954 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
1954 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch Germany
1954 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1956 Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
1959 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
1959 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres
1961 AFL's Los Angeles Chargers move to San Diego
1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
1962 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3 minutes 58.9 seconds) in Los Angeles CA
1962 USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1963 US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
1963 US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
1964 Australian destroyer "Voyager" sinks in collision, killing 82
1964 Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne
1964 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
1967 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect
1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
1970 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
1971 American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in New York
1971 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves" premieres in New York NY
1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
1972 Ras al Khaima joins the United Arab Emirates
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1973 83 meter wide gas tank on Staten Island NY explodes, crushing 40
1973 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 vs New Zealand Dunedin
1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
1974 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1974 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1977 Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)
1977 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
1977 Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
1979 Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
1980 Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly" premieres in New York NY
1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1981 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at Los Angeles CA
1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
1982 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont Québec
1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament
1985 -61ºF (-52ºC), Maybell CO (state record)
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
1985 35th NBA All-Star Game West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
1985 Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 John Lennon's "Live in NYC" album is released
1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1988 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
1988 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis MO
1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a New Jersey court
1989 Celtic Kansas City Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
1989 Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
1989 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pakistan vs New Zealand age 16 years 189 days
1989 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to become heavyweight boxing champion
1990 Perrier Water pulls product from shelf due to benzene in water
1990 South Africa President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
1990 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
1990 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1991 NBA All Star Game at Charlotte NC
1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
1991 41st NBA All-Star Game East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
1991 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
1991 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
1992 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
1992 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for the USA
1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
1993 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200 meter backstroke (1:55.59)
1993 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
1995 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12 meters)
1995 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
1996 IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov
1997 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1997 5th annual ESPY Awards presented
1997 Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
1997 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
1997 O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25 million in punitive damages
1997 Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
1998 AOL raises monthly flat rate Internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
1998 Olympics figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

World : Boy Scouts Day (1910) - - - - - ( Sunday )
China : Chinese New Year-The Year of the Snake (2013/4711)

Religious Observances

Malta : St Paul's Shipwreck
Methodist : Race Relations Sunday (2nd Sunday in February)
Roman Catholic : Memorial of St Scholastica, virgin
Christian : Shrove Monday

Religious History

1495 King's College was founded under Roman Catholic sponsorship in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 1860 it merged with the Protestant Marischal College (established in 1593) to become the University of Aberdeen.
1546 German reformer Martin Luther wrote in a letter to his wife Kate: 'Pray, and let God worry.'
1899 The Church of England first authorized use of the 1885 English Revised (RV or ERV) Version of the Bible in Anglican liturgy and worship.
1947 U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall prayed: 'Save Thy servants from the tyranny of the nonessential. Give them the courage to say "No" to everything that makes it more difficult to say "Yes" to Thee.'
1929 In London, renowned Baptist clergyman and devotional author F. B. Meyer, 81, preached his last sermon. He soon entered a nursing home where his health failed rapidly, and he died March 28.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

Thought for the day :

" Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. "

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