Daily Calendar for Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Died

  • Peter I of Russia(Peter the Great)
  • Connie Mack
  • John Hay Whitney(multimillionaire)
  • Raymond Scott(composer)
  • William Dillard, Sr.(founder of the retail chain Dillard's)
  • Joe Edwards(cartoonist)

Born

  • William Tecumseh Sherman(Union Army General)
  • Henry Walter Bates(naturalist)
  • Jules Verne(writer)
  • Kate Chopin(author)
  • Charles Ruggles(actor)
  • King Vidor(director of film)
  • Lana Turner(actress)
  • Jack Lemmon(actor)
  • Thelma Chalifoux(politician)
  • James Dean(actor)
  • John Williams(composer)
  • Ted Koppel(newscaster)
  • Robert Klein(actor)
  • Nick Nolte(actor)
  • Mary Steenburgen(actress)
  • John Grisham(author)
  • Seth Green(actor)
  • Jordan Todosey(actress)

Events

  • French and Indians attacked Schenectady, New York
  • College of William & Mary chartered.
  • Simon Willard granted patent for the banjo clock
  • Sandford Fleming proposed Universal Standard Time, Toronto, Ontario
  • Boy Scouts of America incorporated
  • Stars and Stripes newspaper published for the first time
  • President Harding had the first radio installed in the White House
  • Jay Berwanger became the first player to be drafted by the National Football League
  • JFK administration banned travel of U.S. citizens to Cuba
  • Last issue of Saturday Evening Post until the magazine's 1971 re-emergence
  • Debi Thomas won Women's Singles, U.S. National Figure Skating Championship
  • Disney's California Adventure Park opened
  • Ellen MacArthur set a new world record by sailing around the world in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds

Weather

  • Great Arctic outbreak in the Southeast. 8 degrees F in Jacksonville, Florida--extensive crop damage
  • The Lindsay Storm left 20 inches of snow in New York City, where areas went unplowed for more than a week
  • The beaches of Malibu were hit by a winter snowstorm, which also created traffic jams in the Los Angeles area
  • Snow fell in Los Angeles, California

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