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Calendar for February 7th, 2014

Born 1804: John Deere (farm equipment manufacturer)

Born 1812: Charles Dickens (author)

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

Born 1867: Laura Ingalls Wilder (author)

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

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

1931: Aviatrix Amelia Earhart wed George Putnam

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

Born 1960: James Spader (actor)

Born 1962: Garth Brooks (musician)

Born 1966: Chris Rock (comedian & actor)

Born 1974: Steve Nash (basketball player)

Born 1978: Ashton Kutcher (actor)

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)

Died 2000: Doug Henning (magician)

Died 2001: Dale Evans (actress)

Died 2001: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (aviator & author)

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