2/7/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - February 7
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1812 novelist Charles Dickens was born in England; in 1867 children’s novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin; and in 1940 - Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premiered in New York City.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1238 - The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
1301 - Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes first (English) Prince of Wales
1795 - 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
1836 - "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
1839 - Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"
1842 - Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
1856 - The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.
1940 - Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premieres (NYC)
1944 - Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records
1948 - Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
1949 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)
1961 - Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
1974 - Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters
1991 - The IRA launches a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street during a cabinet meeting.
1478 - Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
1804 - John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company
1812 - Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)
1837 - James Augustus Henry Murray, Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary
1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisconsin, kid book author (Little House on Prairie)
1910 - Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)
1962 - Garth Brooks, Tulsa Oklahoma, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live)
1966 - Chris Rock, comedian (SNL, CB4, Boomerang)
1978 - Ashton Kutcher, Cedar Rapids Iowa, American actor (That 70s Show)
1901 - Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1925 - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)
1931 - Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut
1988 - Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
2009 - Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson (39) weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler (45) at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California
1871 - Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
1938 - Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer and founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, dies at 69
1968 - Nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36
2001 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94
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