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1380 Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini Italy, humanist
1465 Elizabeth of York London, Consort of King Henry VII
1506 Juliana van Stolberg engraver of Nassau
1535 Gregory XIV [Niccolò Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)
1557 John Wtenbogaert remonstrants theologist
1568 Honoré d'Urfé French writer (L'Astrée)
1657 Bernard Fontenelle France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
1755 Albert Christoph Dies composer
1764 Marie-Joseph de Chénier French poet (Cajus Graechus)
1776 Joannis Capodistrias Greek Governor of Troezen (1827-31)
1780 K v Günderode writer
1783 Jarena Lee famous African
1790 Ignaz Assmayer composer
1800 William Henry Fox Talbot Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer
1802 Lydia Maria Child US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
1810 Loisa Puget composer
1812 Alexander Hamilton Stephens Vice President (Confederacy), died in 1883
1812 Benjamin Franklin Sands Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
1819 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman composer
1821 Auguste Édouard Mariette French Egyptologist, (dug out Sphinx 12/16/42)
1821 Hermann Allmers writer
1829 William Anderson Pile Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1830 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf composer
1830 Peter Arnold Heise composer
1833 Melville Weston Fuller 8th chief justice
1839 Josiah Willard Gibbs theoretical physicist/chemist
1840 Sanuel Dana Greene Lieutenant Commander (Union Navy), died in 1884
1847 Thomas Alva Edison Milan OH, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)
1860 Rachilde [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
1867 August W Messer German philosopher/educator/psychologist
1869 Helene ELJ Kröller-Müller Dutch founder (Kröller-Müller Museum)
1873 Feodor Chaliapine Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
1874 Elsa Beskow [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
1874 Fritz Bennicke Hart composer
1875 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter composer
1879 Jean Gilbert composer
1882 Gheorghe Cucu composer
1883 Paul August von Klenau Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
1887 Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstängl German/US pianist/politician (NSDAP)
1887 John van Melle South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
1889 John Mills dancer (Mills Brothers)
1889 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov composer
1890 John P M L de Vries fairy tale writer
1891 J W Hearne cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests)
1893 Johan C P Alberts Dutch literary (Festival)
1894 Alfonso Leng composer
1894 Isaac M Kolthoff chemist (Massenanalyse)
1895 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky composer
1896 Else Lasker-Schüler writer
1897 Yves de La Casiniere composer
1898 Leo Szilard Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
19-- Deena Freeman Palo Alto CA, actress (April-Too Close For Comfort)
1900 Thomas Hitchcock Jr great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,27,30,39)
1900 Hans-Georg Gadamer German philosopher
1903 Hans Redlich composer
1903 Rex Lease West Virginia, actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand)
1904 Henry R LaBouisse headed UNICEF (1965-79)
1904 Sir Keith Holyoake New Zealand PM (1960-72)
1905 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk Netherlands/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
1906 Denis Barnett British air chief marshal
1907 E W Swanton author & sports commentator
1908 Josh White rocker
1908 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
1908 Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
1909 Max Baer [The Livermore Larruper] Omaha NB, heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35)/actor (The Prizefighter and the Lady)
1909 Joseph L Mankiewicz Wilkes-Barre PA, film writer/director (Sleuth)
1911 Alec Cairncross chancellor (Glasgow U)
1912 Roy Fuller England, poet/novelist (Lost Season)
1912 Rudolf Firkusny Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
1913 Lucio Diestro San Pedro composer
1914 Matt Dennis Seattle WA, singer (Matt Dennis Show)
1914 French Duynstee Dutch constitutional lawyer
1914 Menelaos Pallantios composer
1914 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder court judge of Amsterdam
1915 Haakon Stotijn Dutch oboist (VARA Orchestra, Orkestgebouw Orchestra)
1915 Mervyn Levy artist/critic
1915 Patrick Leigh Fermor author
1916 Bernice Levin Neugarten social scientist/gerontologist
1917 Sidney Sheldon novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)
1917 Richard Jock Kinneir graphic designer
1919 Gretchen Fraser Tacoma WA, slalom skier (Olympics-gold-1948)
1920 Billy Halop New York NY, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family)
1920 Daniel F[rancis] Galouye US, sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)
1920 Farouk I Cairo, last King of Egypt (1936-52)
1920 Paul Peter Piech artist
1921 Eva Gabor Budapest Hungary, actress (Lisa-Green Acres, Gigi)
1921 Lloyd Bentsen (Senator-D-TX) (1988 Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee)
1922 Leslie Nielsen Regina Sask, actor (Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun)
1922 Tudor Jarda composer
1923 Baroness Sharples
1923 Ronald Arculus British diplomat
1924 Mary Tregear Oriental art historian
1925 Dr Virginia E Johnson sexologist (Masters & Johnson)
1925 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], Tularosa NM, actress (Right Stuff)
1925 Peter Berger British Vice-Admiral
1925 Virginia E Johnson doctor/sexologist (Masters & Johnson)
1926 Paul Bocuse France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
1926 Alexander Gibson British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)
1928 Conrad Janis New York NY, actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino)
1928 Archibald Forster CEO (Esso UK)
1928 Gerry Alexander cricket wicketkeeper (West Indies of 50s & 60s)
1928 Raoul Cita rocker
1929 Leonard Gregory Kastle composer
1930 Alevtina Koltschina USSR, cross country relay skier (Olympics-gold-1960)
1930 C H Dearnley organist
1930 Earl of Rosebery
1931 Larry Merchant author/boxing commentator (Showtime)
1932 Jerome Lowenthal Philadelphia PA, pianist/professor (Jerusalem Academy of Music)
1932 Dennis Skinner MP
1934 Mary Quant Kent England, fashion designer (Chelsea Look, Mod Look)
1934 Tina Louise New York NY, actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas)
1934 Francesco Pennisi composer
1934 John Surtees British race car driver
1934 Patrick Holmes Sellors ophthalmologist
1935 Bent Lorentzen composer
1935 Gene Vincent Norfolk VA, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
1936 Burt Reynolds Waycross GA, actor (Evening Shade, Striptease, Cannonball Run, Smokey and the Bandit, Dan August, Deliverance)
1937 Bill Lawry cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
1937 Lodewijk Boer Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
1937 Marilyn Butler Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
1937 Peter Lashley cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
1938 Boris Majorov USSR, ice hockey (Olympics-gold-1964)
1938 General Manuel Antonio Noriega Panamanian General/dictator (1983-1990)
1938 Yevgeniy Majorov USSR, ice hockey (Olympics-gold-1964)
1938 Bevan Congdon cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 60s & 70s)
1938 Willy Correa de Oliveira composer
1939 Gerry Goffin Queens NY, rock lyricist (married Carole King)
1939 Bryan Gould MP
1939 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
1940 Bobby "Boris" Pickett rocker (Monster Mash)
1940 Calvin Fowler Pittsburgh PA, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1968)
1940 John Fink Detroit MI, actor (Dr Adam Hudson-Nancy)
1941 Sergio Mendes jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
1941 Glenn Randall Jr stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
1941 Jeremy Mackenzie General
1942 Archie comic book character
1942 Archie Andrews comic book character (Archie)
1942 James Couchman MP
1942 Leon Haywood US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)
1942 Otis Clay US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
1942 Tony Colton rock producer (On the Boards)
1943 Iain Cameron British brigadier
1943 Win Griffiths MP
1944 Bert Greene golfer
1944 Buddhadev Dasgupta director (Charachar, Grihajuddha)
1944 Michael G Oxley (Representative-R-OH, 1981- )
1946 M C Walker CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
1946 Timothy Chambers pediatrician
1948 Sue Bernard Los Angeles CA, playmate (December 1966)
1949 Charlie Hargrett rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
1950 Clarence Ellis NFLer
1950 Earnest Jim Istook (Representative-R-OK)
1950 Johanna E "Joke" Beerens actress (Schipper Next to God)
1950 Rochelle Fleming US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
1953 Philip Anglim San Francisco CA, actor (Dane-Thorn Birds)
1953 Stephen D Thorne Frankfurt-on-Main, German, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut
1953 Alan Rubin music figure (Blues Brothers)
1954 Catherine Hickland Ft Lauderdale, actress (Capitol, Star Trek IV)
1956 Kathleen Beller Queens NY, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched)
1958 Michael Jackson controller (BBC2)
1958 Regina Marsikova Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1959 Corinne Shigemoto US judo coach (Olympics-96)
196- Bianca Ferguson actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital)
1960 Richard A Mastracchio Waterbury CT, astronaut
1961 Mary Docter US, 3000 meter speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
1961 Becky LeBeau Los Angeles CA, vocalist (Mischief)
1961 Carey Lowell New York NY, actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close)
1962 Scott Kolden Torrance CA, actor (Scott-Me & the Chimp)
1962 Sheryl Crow Kennett MO, singer/songwriter (All I Wanna Do, If It Makes You Happy)
1963 Todd Benzinger US baseball player (San Francisco Giants)
1965 Angie Ridgeway Wabash IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th)
1965 Stephen Gregory New York NY, actor (Chase-Young & Restless)
1966 Alexander Semak Ufa Russia, NHL center (New York Islanders)
1966 Anthony Parker NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1966 Patrick Kuhnen West Germany, tennis star
1966 Stephen Gregory New York NY, actor (Chase-Young & Restless)
1967 Barbara Byrne Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics-96)
1967 Chris Reohr Ridley Park PA, fencer (Olympics-96)
1967 Derek King Hamilton, NHL left wing (New York Islanders)
1967 John Patterson US baseball infielder (San Francisco Giants)
1969 Shannon Long Gladstone Australia, playmate (October 1988)
1969 Bryan Eversgerd US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1969 Jennifer Aniston Sherman Oaks CA, actress (Rachel-Friends)
1969 Joe Valerio NFL outside corner/tackle (Kansas City Chiefs)
1969 Kevin King US baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1969 Mark Atkinson cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman)
1969 Mary Stoker Miss Wisconsin-USA (1996)
1970 Alistair Brown cricketer (Surrey & England ODI opening batsman 1996)
1970 Jason Allyn Scott Iowa City IA, rower (Olympics-1996)
1971 Jennifer Lynne Faucette Burlington VT, Miss Vermont-America (1995)
1971 John Bock NFL center (New York Jets, Miami Dolphins)
1971 Linda Wild Arlington Heights IL, tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open)
1972 Dennis Iliohan Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag)
1973 Tom Tumulty linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 Brian Newman guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 Ronnie Ward linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1974 Wally Richardson quarterback (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 Chuck Watanabe kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)
1975 Jacque Vaughn NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
1975 Kim Weir Miss Nebraska-USA (1997)
1976 Brice Beckham Long Beach CA, actor (Wesley-Mr Belvedere)
1976 Tony Battie NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1977 Jessica Carlson Kalamazoo MI, archer (alternate-Olympics-1996)
1977 Stephanie Richardson Toronto Ontario, 200 meter/800 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 Veronica Marie Duka Campbellsville KY, Miss Kentucky-America (1996-Top 10)
1979 Brandy [Norwood] singer (Les Miserables, Moesha)
1980 Matthew Lawrence Montgomery PA, actor (Matthew-Gimme a Break)
1980 Natasha Bobo Watsonville CA, actress (Sally-Together We Stand)
1997 Michael Jackson Jr son of Michael Jackson


Deaths which occurred on February 11:

0641 Heraclius emperor of Byzantium (610-641), dies at about 65
0731 Gregory II Greek-Syrian Pope, dies
0821 Benedict of Aniane saint, dies
0824 Paschal I Italian Pope (817-24), dies
0867 Theodora the Saint, beauty queen/empress of Byzantine, dies
1141 Hugo of St-Victor philosopher/theologist/mystic, dies
1503 Elizabeth of York Consort of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday
1543 Ahmed Gran sultan of Adal, dies in battle
1622 Alfonso Fontanelli composer, dies at 64
1650 René Descartes philosopher "I think therefore I am", stops thinking
1685 David Teniers III Flemish painter, dies at 46
1762 Johann Tobias Krebs composer, dies at 71
1797 Antoine Dauvergne composer, dies at 83
1806 Vicente Martin y Soler composer, dies at 51
1841 J H Ferdinand Olivier German painter, dies at 55
1868 Léon Foucault discovers 1st physical proof of Earth's rotation, dies
1870 Jacob M de Kempenaer Dutch Minister of Internal Affairs (1848-49), dies at 76
1870 Leopold Eugen Mechura composer, dies at 66
1879 Honore Daumier caricaturist/painter, dies
1879 Willem J van Zeggelen Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67
1882 Gustav Schmidt composer, dies at 65
1892 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni composer, dies at 63
1894 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera composer, dies at 70
1899 George Morgan 1st English motorist to die in an motor accident, dies
1901 Milan I king of Serbia, dies at 56
1903 Henryk Szulc composer, dies at 67
1907 Peter J Savelberg Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
1911 Albert von Rothschild baron/Austrian banker, dies at 66
1922 Gerardus J P Bolland Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
1931 Charles Algernon Parsons British inventor (steam turbine), dies at 76
1939 Franz Schmidt Austrian composer, dies at 64
1940 John Buchan 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada (1935-40), dies
1941 Rudolf Hilferding German economist/Minister of Finance (SPD), suicide at 63
1944 Ivan Sollertinski friend of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, dies
1945 Al Dubin Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
1945 J S H Lokerman Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Neugengamme
1948 Sergy Eisenstein film director, dies at 50
1961 Eduard R Verkade Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
1961 Patrice Lumumba 1st premier Congo, murdered at 34
1963 Sylvia Plath poet/novelist (Ariel), kills herself in London at 30
1968 Howard Lindsay US playwright (State of the Union), dies at 78
1969 James Lanphier actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
1970 Emil Abranyi composer, dies at 87
1971 Whitney Young Jr National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria
1972 Jan Wils architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
1973 Hans D Jensen German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
1974 Anna Q Nilsson actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
1976 Lee J Cobb actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
1976 Alice Allen actress (Call of the Hills), dies
1976 Charlie Naughton actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
1977 Louis J M Beel Dutch premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74
1978 James B Conant headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84
1982 Eleanor Powell tap dancer/wife of Glenn Ford, dies of cancer at 69
1982 Takashi Shimura Japan, actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
1985 Heinz Eric Roemheld composer, dies of pneumonia at 83
1985 Henry Hathaway actor/director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
1985 Ulysses Sipmson Kay composer, dies at 68
1986 Frank [Patrick] Herbert sci-fi author (Dune), dies at 65
1989 George O'Hanlon actor/director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
1991 Oscar Nitzchke German architect (Alcoa building), dies at 90
1992 Ray Danton US actor/director (Psychic Killer), dies at 60
1993 George A Stephen inventor (Weber Kettle Grill), dies at 71
1993 Joy Garrett actress (Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure
1993 Oksana Kostina Russian gymnast, dies in an auto accident
1994 Antonio Martin Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
1994 Sorrell Brooke actor (Mayor Hogg-Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 64
1994 William Conrad actor (Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
1996 Amelia Rosselli poet, dies at 65
1996 Bob Shaw science fiction writer, dies of cancer at 64
1996 Cyril Poole cricket (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies
1996 Kebby Musokotwane prime minister of Zambia in (1985-89), dies
1996 Phil Regan actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
1997 Don Porter actor (Gidget), dies at 84
1554 Lady Jane Grey deposed Queen of England, beheaded after 9 day rule at 17

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0660 -BC- Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno
0385 Oldest Pope elected; Siricius-bishop of Tarragona
0731 St Gregory II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0824 St Paschal I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1531 Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of the Church in England
1543 Battle at Wayna Daga Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Moslem army
1543 Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
1573 1st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panamá)
1575 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
1638 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
1720 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
1752 Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened
1766 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
1768 Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
1790 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
1793 Prussian troops occupy Venlo Netherlands
1794 1st session of US Senate open to the public
1808 Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre PA
1809 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat
1810 Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria
1811 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
1812 Massachusetts Governor Gerry signs a redistricting bill-the 1st "gerrymander
1814 Norway's independence proclaimed
1826 London University founded
1837 American Physiological Society organizes in Boston
1840 Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment" premieres in Paris
1843 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera "I Lombardi" premieres in Milan
1851 1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania vs Victoria, Launceston
1852 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
1854 Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time
1858 1st apparition of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France
1861 US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
1861 President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Washington DC
1873 Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I
1878 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
1878 1st weekly Weather report published in UK
1889 Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890
1895 -17ºF (-27.2ºC) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
1895 Georgetown became part of Washington DC
1896 Oscar Wildes "Salomé" premieres in Paris
1897 White Rose Mission opens on East 97th Street, NYC
1898 Owen Smith of North Carolina, AME Zion minister, named minister to Liberia
1899 -15ºF (-26ºC), Washington DC (district record)
1899 -61ºF (-52ºC), Montana (record low temperature)
1902 Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symfonie premieres in Vienna
1905 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands
1905 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
1907 De Master's Dutch government resigns
1907 Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
1908 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
1908 Heemskerk's government begins in Holland
1916 Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
1916 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
1919 Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected President of Germany
1921 Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St NYC
1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
1922 US intervention army leaves Honduras
1926 Tokelau (Union) islands in south Pacific transfers to New Zealand
1927 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
1927 US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1928 2nd Winter Olympics games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
1929 Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
1929 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in New York NY
1932 73ºF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
1935 -11ºF (-24ºC), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)
1935 1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath the fuselage, New York
1936 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
1937 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint MI ends
1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champion
1941 1st Gold record presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)
1941 Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli
1941 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
1942 "Archie" comic book debuts
1943 General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe
1943 Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1944 German troops re-conquer Aprilia Italy
1944 U-424 sunk off Ireland
1945 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey CA
1945 Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin
1948 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut England vs West Indies, out for 140
1948 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
1948 Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, vs England Port-of-Spain
1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
1950 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1
1951 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
1953 J Styne/B Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg" premieres in New York NY
1953 President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
1953 Russia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
1954 6th Emmy Awards I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 NHL Players Association forms (New York NY), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
1958 Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Minister of Foreign affairs
1958 Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant
1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v West Indies at Delhi)
1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
1961 Robert C Weaver sworn in as Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency with then highest federal post by a black
1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
1963 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album, including "Please, Please Me"
1963 CIA Domestic Operations Division created
1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
1964 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
1964 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
1965 Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
1965 Braves propose to pay 5¢ from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
1966 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
1968 Jeffrey Kramer survives 76 meter jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River NY
1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight
1968 Madison Square Garden III closes Madison Square Garden IV opens (New York NY)
1969 Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
1969 Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champion
1970 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington NH (state 24-hour record)
1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
1970 John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland
1971 Montréal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
1971 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
1973 1st sub 17-minute 1,500 meter female freestyle swim (Shane Gould 16 minutes 56.9 seconds)
1973 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
1973 1st one-day international for Pakistan & New Zealand
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
1974 Titan-Centaur test launch fails
1974 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
1974 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership
1976 Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black Secretary of Army
1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
1978 16 Unification church couples wed in New York NY
1978 25th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin
1978 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens
1978 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
1979 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1979 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
1979 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" premieres at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances
1981 Australia all out 83 vs India at MCG chasing 143 to win
1981 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
1982 Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
1983 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm))
1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
1984 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
1984 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
1985 Jordan king Hussein & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
1985 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, New Zealand still wins
1986 Rights activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
1986 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1986 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
1987 British Airways begins trading stocks
1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1987 Philippines constitution goes into effect
1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 Anthony M Kennedy appointed to the Supreme Court
1989 Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)
1989 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1990 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown
1990 Nelson Mandela (political prisoner-27 years) freed in South Africa
1990 40th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 130-113 in Miami
1990 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1991 UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Organization forms in Hague Netherlands
1992 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo Netherlands (No deaths)
1992 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400 meter (44.97 seconds)
1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
1993 Irina Privalova runs world record 60 meter indoor (6.92 seconds)
1993 Janet Reno selected by Clinton as US Attorney General
1994 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
1994 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands
1995 Danyon Loader swims world record 400 meter freestyle (3 minutes 40.46 seconds)
1995 Mark Foster swims world record 50 meter butterfly (23.55 seconds)
1995 Sandra Völker swims European record 50 meter backstroke (27.67 seconds)
1995 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
1995 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1995 West Indies score 5-660 against New Zealand
1996 46th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
1997 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of New York Jets
1997 STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches
1998 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview
1998 Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997" auctioned for $442,500
1999 Pluto is once again the farthest planet from the sun in our solar system





Holidays

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

Bangladesh : Shaheed Day
Cameroon : Youth Day
Flint MI : White Shirt Day-end of blue collar sit down strike (1907)
Florida : Gasparilla Carnival-remembrance of pirates
Ft Myers FL : Pageant of Light (1884)
Italy : Giorno della Conciliazione Day (1929)
Japan : Empire Day
Japan : Foundation Day (660 BC)-accession of Emperor Jimmu
Liberia : Armed Forces Day
Mauritius : Chinese Spring Festival
US : National Inventors Day
World : Boy Scouts Day (1910) - - - - - ( Sunday )

Religious Observances

Christian : Feast of St Adolph
Methodist : Race Relations Sunday (2nd Sunday in February)
Phil : Our Lady's Miraculous Apparitions of St Bernadette Soubirous
Unification Church : True parents' birthday
Roman Catholic : Feast of St Gregory II, 89th Roman Catholic pope (715-31)
Christian : Commemoration of St Theodora, Byzantine empress
Roman Catholic : Memorial of the Apparition of the Virgin at Lourdes (opt)
Christian : Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

Religious History

1650 Death of Ren‚ Descartes, 53, French philosopher and mathematician. His last words were: 'My soul, thou hast long been held captive; the hour has now come for thee to quit thy prison...; suffer, then, this separation with joy and courage.'
1779 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'Chance has no share in the government of the world. The Lord reigns, and disposes all things, strongly and sweetly, for the good of them that love him.'
1858 In Lourdes, France, 14-year-old French peasant Bernadette Soubirous experienced her first vision of the Virgin Mary. By July 16th of this year, she had experienced 18 such visions.
1948 U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall prayed: 'We ask Thee not for tasks more suited to our strength, but for strength more suited to our tasks.'
1989 Rev. Barbara C. Harris, 58, was consecrated in Boston as the first woman bishop in the Anglican Church. (In 1988 the Church of England passed the first legislation which began opening the Anglican priesthood to women.)

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 :

" Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest. "

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