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Calendar for February 4th, 2013

1787: Daniel Shays' rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts, concerning the financial plight of farmers, failed (Shays' Rebellion)

1789: George Washington elected as the first president of the several states, with John Adams as vice president

1801: John Marshall was sworn in as chief justice of the United States

Born 1802: Mark Hopkins (educator)

Born 1881: Fernand Leger (painter)

Born 1902: Charles Lindbergh (aviator)

Born 1904: MacKinlay Kantor (novelist)

Born 1913: Rosa Parks (civil rights activist)

1932: Winter Olympics held in U.S. (Lake Placid, NY) for the first time

1936: Radium E became the first synthetically produced radioactive substance

1938: Thornton Wilder's play Our Town opened on Broadway

1941: The United Service Organizations (USO) was chartered

Born 1947: Dan Quayle (U.S. vice president)

Born 1948: Alice Cooper (musician)

1951: 96-hour surgical operation began

Born 1962: Clint Black (country musician)

1971: Rolls-Royce, Ltd. of Britain declared bankruptcy

Born 1973: Oscar de la Hoya (boxer)

Born 1975: Natalie Imbruglia (singer)

Born 1977: Gavin DeGraw (musician)

Died 1983: Karen Carpenter (singer)

Died 1987: Liberace (entertainer)

Born 1988: Carly Patterson (gymnast, Olympic gold medalist)

2007: Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy became the first African American coach to lead his team to Super Bowl Victory. The Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17

Died 2007: Barbara McNair (singer & actress)

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