Calendar for February 3rd, 2013

Born : Elmo (character on Sesame Street)

Born 1809: Felix Mendelssohn (composer)

Born 1811: Horace Greeley (journalist)

Born 1821: Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.)

1831: U.S. copyright law began protecting music

Born 1842: Sidney Lanier (poet)

1855: Calcutta Railway opened

Born 1874: Gertrude Stein (author)

1880: Teddy Roosevelt visited his sweetheart, Alice Lee, Chestnut Hill, MA

Born 1894: Norman Rockwell (artist)

Born 1907: James Michener (novelist)

1916: Fire destroyed Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario

Born 1918: Joey Bishop (comedian)

Died 1924: Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. president)

Born 1926: Shelley Berman (actor)

Born 1943: Blythe Danner (actress)

Born 1950: Morgan Fairchild (actress)

Born 1956: Nathan Lane (actor)

Died 1959: Musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash

Born 1965: Maura Tierney (actress)

Born 1970: Warwick Davis (actor)

1972: XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan

Born 1976: Isla Fisher (actress)

Born 1989: Ryne Sanborn (actor)

Died 1991: Nancy Kulp (actress)

1994: President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam

1995: Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first female shuttle pilot, shuttle Discovery

Died 1996: Audrey Meadows (actress)

Died 2002: James Blackwood (member of the giant gospel group, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet)

2002: The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI

Died 2006: Al Lewis (actor, most well-known as Grandpa Munster on The Munsters)

Died 2010: Frances Reid (actress)

2013: A healthy Laysan albatross chick hatched at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean. Its mother was a 62-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom--the oldest known living wild bird at the time.

Born 2014: Sumatran tiger triplets born at the London Zoo. Melati was the proud 5-year-old tiger mom.