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Calendar for February 9th, 2013

Born 1773: William Henry Harrison (9th U.S. president)

1811: Robert Fulton received patent for steamboat improvements

1861: Jefferson Davis named president of the Confederate States of America

Born 1866: George Ade (humorist)

1870: U.S. Weather Bureau established by Congress as part of Signal Corps

1871: Office of Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries formed

Born 1942: Carole King (singer)

Born 1944: Alice Walker (author)

Born 1945: Mia Farrow (actress)

Born 1946: Vince Papale (football player)

Born 1956: Mookie Wilson (baseball player)

1960: Joanne Woodward received the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1963: The first Boeing 727 took off

Born 1963: Travis Tritt (country music singer)

1964: First appearance of The Beatles on the U.S. TV program, The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched (about 45% of the U.S. population).

Died 1966: Sophie Tucker (singer)

1971: Magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck San Fernando, California

1978: Canada expelled 13 Soviet diplomats for spying

Died 1981: Bill Haley (musician)

Born 1985: David Gallagher (actor)

Died 1994: Charles (Bud) Wilkinson (football coach)

Born 1996: Jimmy Bennett (actor)

Died 2002: Princess Margaret (sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II)

Died 2010: Walter Fredrick Morrison (inventor of the Frisbee)

2012: Paul McCartney was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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