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Calendar for February 5th, 2013

1780s

  • Born 1784: Nancy Hanks Lincoln (mother of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln)

  • 1840s

  • 1840: First annual meeting of the American Statistical Association

  • 1846: The Oregon Spectator was the first newspaper published on the Pacific coast of the United States

  • 1900s

  • 1901: Edwin Prescott was granted a patent for a centrifugal railway (an early design of a looping roller coaster)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: William Burroughs (author)

  • Born 1919: Red Buttons (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Hank Aaron (baseball player)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Roger Staubach (football player)

  • Born 1948: Barbara Hershey (actress)

  • 1948: Richard Button won Olympic gold for figure skating

  • 1950s

  • 1952: The first "Don't Walk" automatic signs were installed in New York City

  • 1953: Walt Disney's Peter Pan premiered

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Laura Linney (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Sara Evans (country music singer)

  • Died 1972: Marianne Moore (poet)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Samuel M. Rubin, known as "Sam the Popcorn Man" (the first to pop corn in machines on a widespread basis in theaters)

  • 2005: The National Zoo's first litter of cheetahs in 115 years went on display to the public

  • Died 2006: Franklin Cover (actor)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Brian Jacques (children's author)


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