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Calendar for February 7th, 2013

1800s

  • Born 1804: John Deere (farm equipment manufacturer)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1812: Charles Dickens (author)

  • 1820s

  • 1827: Madame Francisquy Hutin first introduced ballet in the U.S. when she staged The Deserter at the Bowery Theater in New York City

  • 1860s

  • Born 1867: Laura Ingalls Wilder (author)

  • 1870s

  • 1877: American Guernsey Cattle Club founded, in New York City

  • 1900s

  • 1904: Fire began that destroyed 1,526 buildings, Baltimore, Md.

  • 1930s

  • 1931: Aviatrix Amelia Earhart wed George Putnam

  • 1940s

  • 1940: Walt Disney's movie Pinocchio debuted

  • 1943: Shoe rationing began in the United States in response to the shortage of leather during World War II. Citizens were restricted to three pairs of new shoes a year until 1945

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: James Spader (actor)

  • Born 1962: Garth Brooks (musician)

  • Born 1966: Chris Rock (comedian & actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1974: Steve Nash (basketball player)

  • Born 1978: Ashton Kutcher (actor)

  • 1980s

  • 1984: U.S. astronaut, Bruce McCandless II, became the first human to fly in space with a jet backpack while untethered to a spacecraft

  • Born 1985: Tina Majorino (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2000: Doug Henning (magician)

  • Died 2001: Dale Evans (actress)

  • Died 2001: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (aviator & author)


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