Daily Calendar for Wednesday, February 5, 2025


  • Nancy Hanks Lincoln (mother of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln) –
  • Ralph McGill (American journalist ) –
  • William Burroughs (author) –
  • Red Buttons (actor) –
  • Hank Aaron (baseball player) –
  • Roger Staubach (football player) –
  • Barbara Hershey (actress) –
  • Tom Wilkinson (actor) –
  • Laura Linney (actress) –
  • Sara Evans (country music singer) –


  • Marianne Moore (poet) –
  • Samuel M. Rubin (known as Sam the Popcorn Man, the first to pop corn in machines on a widespread basis in theaters) –
  • Franklin Cover (actor) –
  • Brian Jacques (children’s author) –
  • Kirk Douglas (actor) –
  • Toby Keith (country musician) –


  • Religious leader Roger Williams arrived in America (Boston)–
  • First annual meeting of the American Statistical Association–
  • The Oregon Spectator was the first newspaper published on the Pacific coast of the United States–
  • Edwin Prescott was granted a patent for a centrifugal railway (an early design of a looping roller coaster)–
  • The Yankees bought 10 acres in the Bronx, New York, for a stadium–
  • Richard Button won Olympic gold for figure skating–
  • The first β€œDon’t Walk” automatic signs were installed in New York City–
  • Walt Disney’s Peter Pan premiered–
  • Canadian industrialist and William Stephenson invested as Companion of Order of Canada–
  • RHESSI (then called HESSI) launched to study solar flares. (RHESSI stands for Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager.)–
  • The National Zoo’s first litter of cheetahs in 115 years went on display to the public–


  • San Francisco, California, received 3.7” of snow downtown and 7” in the west hills–
  • Two to 4 inches of snow fell in parts of southern Louisiana - more than had been received in any of the preceding 15 years.–
  • Most of the western United States experienced a severe arctic outbreak–
  • Northern Minnesota saw chilly temperatures of -38 F in Hallock and -42 F in Embarrass–
  • Grand Fork, North Dakota, and International Falls, Minnesota, each recorded a temperature of -30 degrees F–
  • The temperature dropped to -44 degrees F in Winnipeg, Manitoba–
  • Dozens of twisters were reported in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama–

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