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Calendar for February 3rd, 2014

Every Year

  • Born : Elmo (character on Sesame Street)

  • 1800s

  • Born 1809: Felix Mendelssohn (composer)

  • 1810s

  • Born 1811: Horace Greeley (journalist)

  • 1820s

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

  • 1830s

  • 1831: U.S. copyright law began protecting music

  • 1840s

  • Born 1842: Sidney Lanier (poet)

  • 1850s

  • 1855: Calcutta Railway opened

  • 1870s

  • Born 1874: Gertrude Stein (author)

  • 1880s

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

  • 1890s

  • Born 1894: Norman Rockwell (artist)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1907: James Michener (novelist)

  • 1910s

  • 1916: Fire destroyed Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Born 1918: Joey Bishop (comedian)

  • 1920s

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

  • Born 1926: Shelley Berman (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Blythe Danner (actress)

  • 1950s

  • 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

  • 1960s

  • Born 1965: Maura Tierney (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Warwick Davis (actor)

  • 1972: XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan

  • Born 1976: Isla Fisher (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1989: Ryne Sanborn (actor)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1991: Nancy Kulp (actress)

  • 1994: President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam

  • 1995: Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman in the United States to pilot a space shuttle (Discovery)

  • Died 1996: Audrey Meadows (actress)

  • 2000s

  • 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)

  • 2010s

  • 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.


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