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Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 4, 2023

Born

  • Mark Hopkins (educator) –
  • Fernand Leger (painter) –
  • Cairine Reay Wilson (Canadian senator) –
  • Charles Lindbergh (aviator) –
  • MacKinlay Kantor (novelist) –
  • Rosa Parks (civil rights activist) –
  • 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–
  • 5,622 ice lanterns displayed, setting world record, State College, Pennsylvania –
  • 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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