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Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 9, 2023

Born

  • William Henry Harrison (9th U.S. president)
  • George Ade (humorist)
  • Howard Taylor Ricketts (pathologist)
  • Hans Albert Hochbaum (naturalist and artist)
  • Carole King (singer)
  • Alice Walker (author)
  • Mia Farrow (actress)
  • Vince Papale (football player)
  • Mookie Wilson (baseball player)
  • Travis Tritt (country music singer)
  • David Gallagher (actor)
  • Michael B. Jordan (actor)
  • Jimmy Bennett (actor)

Died

  • Sophie Tucker (singer)
  • Bill Haley (musician)
  • Charles (Bud Wilkinson football coach)
  • Princess Margaret (sister of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II)
  • Walter Fredrick Morrison (inventor of the Frisbee)

Events

  • Robert Fulton received patent for steamboat improvements
  • Jefferson Davis named president of the Confederate States of America
  • U.S. Weather Bureau established by Congress as part of Signal Corps
  • Office of Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries formed
  • First train passed through Hoosac Tunnel in Massachusetts
  • War Time (year-round daylight saving time) began in the United States
  • Joanne Woodward received the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • The first Boeing 727 took off
  • First appearance of The Beatles on the U.S. TV program, The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched (about 45% of the U.S. population).
  • Magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck San Fernando, California
  • Canada expelled 13 Soviet diplomats for spying
  • Paul McCartney was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Weather

  • -52 degrees F in Butte, Montana
  • Portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama had a severe ice storm
  • After a 2-day snowstorm ended, 11.4 inches of snow lay in New York City’s Central Park
  • After a 2-day snowstorm ended, 38 inches of snow lay in Milford, Connecticut

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