Daily Calendar for Friday, February 11, 2022

Born

  • Thomas Alva Edison(inventor)
  • John Fitzgerald(newspaper publisher)
  • Rudolf Firkusny(pianist)
  • Sidney Sheldon(author & producer)
  • Eva Gabor(actress)
  • Kim Stanley(actress)
  • Leslie Nielsen(actor)
  • Tina Louise(actress)
  • Burt Reynolds(actor)
  • Abby Hoffman(Canadian track and field athlete)
  • Sheryl Crow(musician)
  • Jennifer Aniston(actress)
  • Kelly Slater(surfer)
  • Brandy(singer & actress)

Died

  • John Buchan(15th governor-general of Canada)
  • Sylvia Plath(poet)
  • Neil Bonnet(car racer)
  • Sorrell Brooke(actor)
  • William Conrad(actor)
  • Victor Posner(owned Arby's and Royal Crown Cola)
  • Samuel Alderson(inventor of crash test dummies used to test the safety of cars)
  • Peter Benchley(author best known for making millions fear swimming with his novel Jaws"")
  • Alexander McQueen(British fashion designer known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics)
  • Whitney Houston(singer & actress)
  • Alban Michael(last Nuchatlaht speaker)
  • Vic Damone(singer)

Events

  • Sir Francis Drake climbed tree and saw Pacific Ocean for first time, Isthmus of Panama
  • First use of anthracite coal as a household fuel
  • Mount Holyoke Seminary, the first U.S. college for women, chartered, in South Hadley, Massachusetts
  • I Love Lucy won an Emmy for Best Situation Comedy
  • The Beatles had their first live performance in the U.S. at the Washington, D.C. Coliseum
  • Opening day of first Canada Winter Games, in Quebec City
  • Glowing oval object reported hovering in Milford, Ohio
  • Largest lobster on record at the time (44 lbs. 6 oz.) caught near Nova Scotia
  • Barbara Harris became the first female Episcopal bishop
  • Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa
  • First joint U.S.-Russian space shuttle mission completed

Weather

  • Fort Logan, Montana, had a record low of -61 degrees F
  • The temperature in Nebraska dipped to -47 degrees F
  • The "megalopolitan blockbuster snowstorm" dumped one to three feet of snow from Virginia to southern New England. New all-time 24-hour snowfall records were set in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown recorded five inches of snow in one hour. Glen Gary, West Virginia, reported 35 inches of snow.
  • Temperature at International Falls, Minnesota, dipped to -40 degrees F
  • 12.5 inches of snow landed on the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area

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