Daily Calendar for Monday, February 7, 2022

Born

  • John Deere(farm equipment manufacturer)
  • Charles Dickens(author)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder(author)
  • Sinclair Lewis(novelist)
  • Buster Crabbe(athelete/actor)
  • Gay Talese(author)
  • Dan Quisenberry(baseball player)
  • James Spader(actor)
  • Garth Brooks(musician)
  • Chris Rock(comedian & actor)
  • Steve Nash(basketball player)
  • Ashton Kutcher(actor)
  • Tina Majorino(actress)

Died

  • Adolphe Sax(musical instrument designer; invented the saxophone)
  • Doug Henning(magician)
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh(aviator & author)
  • Dale Evans(actress)
  • Richard Hatch(actor, writer, producer)

Events

  • Madame Francisquy Hutin first introduced ballet in the U.S. when she staged The Deserter at the Bowery Theater in New York City
  • American Guernsey Cattle Club founded, in New York City
  • Fire began that destroyed 1,526 buildings, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aviatrix Amelia Earhart wed George Putnam
  • Walt Disney's movie Pinocchio debuted
  • Shoe rationing was announced 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
  • U.S. astronaut, Bruce McCandless II, became the first human to fly in space with a jet backpack while untethered to a spacecraft
  • Stardust probe launched, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Weather

  • Gouverneur, New York, recorded a temperature of -40 degrees F
  • Snow accumulated a foot deep, Berrien County, Michigan

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