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February 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1997A civil jury finds O.J. Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her companion, Ronald Goldman.
1987Flamboyant pianist-entertainer Liberace dies at his Palm Springs, California, home at age 67.

Karen Carpenter
 Pop singer-drummer Karen Carpenter dies in Downey, California, at age 32.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1980Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Bani-Sadr as president of Iran.
1975A strong earthquake rocks Guatemala and Honduras, killing more than 22,000 people.
1975R&B bandleader-saxophonist Louis Jordan dies in Los Angeles at age 66.
1974Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped in Berkeley, California, by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1941The United Service Organizations (USO) is created, at the request of US president Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1938The Thornton Wilder play, Our Town, debuts in New York City.
1932Lake Placid, NY hosts the first Winter Olympics. Lake Placid would reprise its role as host city in 1980.

George Washington The first presidential election is held in the US. Electors met in each state, cast their
 votes, and sent the sealed ballots to the US Congress. Although the votes would not be
 opened and counted for several months, it was widely believed that George Washington
 would receive the most votes for president.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1783  England agrees to end hostilities against the US.

Born today:

1975  Natalie Imbruglia - singer

1970  Gabrielle Anwar - actress

1966  Dave Buchanan - country artist (Yankee Grey)

1962  Clint Black - country singer

1961  Henry Bogdan - rock bassist (Helmet)

1952  Lisa Eichorn - actress

1949  Michael Beck - actor

1948  Alice Cooper - rock singer

1947  Dan Quayle - former US Vice President

1945  David Brenner - comedian

1944  Florence LaRue - singer (5th Dimension)

1941  John Steel - drummer (The Animals)

1936  Gary Conway - actor

1923  Conrad Bain - actor

1918  Ida Lupino - actress

1913  Rosa Lee Parks - civil rights leader

1912  Byron Nelson - pro golfer (18 PGA tournament wins in 1945)

1902  Charles Lindbergh - aviator


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