Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 3, 2022

Born

  • Felix Mendelssohn(composer)
  • Horace Greeley(journalist)
  • Elizabeth Blackwell(first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.)
  • Sidney Lanier(poet)
  • Gertrude Stein(author)
  • Norman Rockwell(artist)
  • James Michener(novelist)
  • Joey Bishop(comedian)
  • Shelley Berman(actor)
  • Blythe Danner(actress)
  • Morgan Fairchild(actress)
  • Nathan Lane(actor)
  • Maura Tierney(actress)
  • Warwick Davis(actor)
  • Isla Fisher(actress)
  • Ryne Sanborn(actor)

Died

  • Woodrow Wilson(28th U.S. president)
  • Nancy Kulp(actress)
  • Audrey Meadows(actress)
  • James Blackwood(member of the giant gospel group, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet)
  • Al Lewis(actor, most well-known as Grandpa Munster on The Munsters)
  • Frances Reid(actress)

Events

  • U.S. copyright law began protecting music
  • Calcutta Railway opened
  • Teddy Roosevelt visited his sweetheart, Alice Lee, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Fire destroyed Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario
  • The Four Chaplains, having given their life jackets to others, drowned when the torpedoed SS Dorchester sank during WWII
  • XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan
  • President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam
  • Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman in the United States to pilot a space shuttle (Discovery)
  • The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI
  • 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.
  • Sumatran tiger triplets born at the London Zoo. Melati was the proud 5-year-old tiger mom.

Weather

  • A storm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brought 20 inches of snow
  • A rare February EF1 tornado hit Gray, Roberts, and Hemphill counties in Texas

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