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What happened today in history?
Blamepro's Almanac

for
February 2
Groundhog Day

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999A Portland, Oregon, jury decrees that a person who created an Internet site listing the names and addresses of abortion clinics pay $107 million in damages.
 
1996Actor and dancer Gene Kelly dies at his Beverly Hills, California, home at age 83.
 
1995Egyptian, Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian leaders meet in Cairo to restore peace in the Middle East.
 
1990South African President F.W. de Klerk promises to free imprisoned political prisoner Nelson Mandela and lifts a ban on black membership in the African National Congress.
 
1980The US learns of the Abscam FBI sting operation that targeted members of Congress using agents posing as Arab businessmen.
 
1971Idi Amin becomes ruler of Uganda, following a coup that ousts President Milton Obote.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles overdub lead and harmony vocals for the title track of their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1967A second professional basketball league, the American Basketball Association, is formed by representatives of the NBA.
 
1943Nazi troops surrender to Russian forces after the Battle of Stalingrad during WWII.
 
1897The Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg is destroyed by fire.
 
1876The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs is formed in New York City.
 
1848The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed, ending the Mexican War. Mexico cedes present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and parts of Colorado, Nevada and Utah to the US in exchange for $15 million in war damages.
 
1653New Amsterdam -- now known as New York City -- is incorporated.
 
1536  Buenos Aires, Argentina, is founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain.
 

Born today:

1972  T-Mo - rapper (Goodie Mob)

1971  Ben Mize (Counting Crows)

1966  Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)

1954  Christie Brinkley - supermodel

1949  Ross Valory - bassist (Journey)

1947  Farrah Fawcett - actress

1946  Howard Bellamy - country singer (The Bellamy Brothers)

1942  Bo Hopkins - actor

1942  Peter Lucia - drummer (Tommy James and The Shondells)

1942  Graham Nash - singer, guitarist (CSNY, The Hollies)

1940  Alan Caddy - guitarist (The Tornados, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates)

1937  Tom Smothers - comedian (The Smothers Brothers)

1927  Stan Getz - jazz saxophonist

1923  James Dickey - novelist (Deliverance)

1906  Gale Gordon - comedy actor

1905  Ayn Rand - author

1901  Jascha Heifetz - violinist

1895  George Halas - NFL owner (Chicago Bears)

1890  Charles Correll - radio actor (Andy on Amos 'n Andy)

1882  James Joyce - Irish poet, novelist

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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