Daily Calendar for Friday, February 4, 2022

Born

  • Mark Hopkins(educator)
  • Fernand Leger(painter)
  • Cairine Reay Wilson(Canadian senator)
  • Nigel Bruce(actor)
  • Charles Lindbergh(aviator)
  • MacKinlay Kantor(novelist)
  • Erich Leinsdorf(conductor)
  • Rosa Parks(civil rights activist)
  • Betty Friedan(founder of NOW)
  • Conrad Stafford Bain(Canadian-American actor)
  • Robert Coover(author)
  • Dan Quayle(U.S. vice president)
  • Alice Cooper(musician)
  • Clint Black(country musician)
  • Oscar de la Hoya(boxer)
  • Natalie Imbruglia(singer)
  • Gavin DeGraw(musician)
  • Carly Patterson(gymnast, Olympic gold medalist)

Died

  • Karen Carpenter(singer)
  • Liberace(entertainer)
  • Barbara McNair(singer & actress)
  • John Mahoney(actor)

Events

  • Daniel Shays' rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts, concerning the financial plight of farmers, failed (Shays' Rebellion)
  • George Washington elected as the first president of the several states, with John Adams as vice president
  • John Marshall was sworn in as chief justice of the United States
  • The Mormon exodus to the American West began
  • Codex Sinaiticus discovered, St. Catherine's Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt
  • Winter Olympics held in U.S. (Lake Placid, NY) for the first time
  • Radium E became the first synthetically produced radioactive substance
  • Thornton Wilder's play Our Town opened on Broadway
  • The United Service Organizations (USO) was incorporated
  • 96-hour surgical operation began
  • Rolls-Royce, Ltd. of Britain declared bankruptcy
  • Dennis Conner and crew of Stars & Stripes recaptured America's Cup
  • 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
  • 395 ice skaters lined up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to set world record

Weather

  • -49 degrees F, Calgary, Alberta
  • An ice storm hit Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire

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