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2/7/2019 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - February 7
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Laura Ingalls Wilder

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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:

Historical Events

  • 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.


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Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Weddings

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from HistoryOrb.com Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.


 

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