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Calendar for February 8th, 2014

1690: French and Indians attacked Schenectady, New York

Died 1725: Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great)

1802: Simon Willard granted patent for the banjo clock

Born 1825: Henry Walter Bates (naturalist)

Born 1828: Jules Verne (writer)

1879: Sandford Fleming proposed Universal Standard Time, Toronto, Ontario

Born 1894: King Vidor (director of film)

1910: Boy Scouts of America incorporated

1918: "Stars and Stripes" newspaper published for the first time

1922: President Harding had the first radio installed in the White House

Born 1925: Jack Lemmon (actor)

Born 1931: James Dean (actor)

Born 1932: John Williams (composer)

1936: Jay Berwanger became the first player to be drafted by the National Football League

Born 1940: Ted Koppel (newscaster)

Born 1953: Mary Steenburgen (actress)

Born 1955: John Grisham (author)

1963: JFK administration banned travel of U.S. citizens to Cuba

1969: Last issue of Saturday Evening Post until the magazine's 1971 re-emergence

Born 1974: Seth Green (actor)

Died 1982: John Hay Whitney (multimillionaire)

Died 1994: Raymond Scott (composer)

Born 1995: Jordan Todosey (actress)

2001: Disney's California Adventure Park opened

Died 2002: William Dillard, Sr. (founder of the retail chain Dillard's)

2005: Ellen MacArthur set a new world record by sailing around the world in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds

Died 2007: Joe Edwards (cartoonist)

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