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Calendar for February 4th, 2014

1780s

  • 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

  • 1800s

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

  • Born 1802: Mark Hopkins (educator)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1881: Fernand Leger (painter)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1902: Charles Lindbergh (aviator)

  • Born 1904: MacKinlay Kantor (novelist)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Rosa Parks (civil rights activist)

  • 1930s

  • 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

  • 1940s

  • 1941: The United Service Organizations (USO) was chartered

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

  • Born 1948: Alice Cooper (musician)

  • 1950s

  • 1951: 96-hour surgical operation began

  • 1960s

  • Born 1962: Clint Black (country musician)

  • 1970s

  • 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)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1983: Karen Carpenter (singer)

  • Died 1987: Liberace (entertainer)

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

  • 2000s

  • Died 2007: Barbara McNair (singer & actress)

  • 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


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