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February 7th - Happy Birthday to Garth Brooks, Tina Majorino, & Deborah Ann Woll


Today is Tuesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2012. There are 328 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1812, author Charles Dickens, widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England.

On this date:
In 457, Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
In 1074, Pandulf IV of Benevento is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.
In 1301, Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.
In 1497, Supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects such as cosmetics, art and books in Florence, Italy.
In 1783, American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
In 1795, the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with states' sovereign immunity, was ratified.
In 1812, the last of three major New Madrid Earthquakes, with an estimated magnitude of 7.7 (according to the USGS), shook the central Mississippi River Valley.
In 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
In 1842, Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
In 1856, The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.
In 1856, The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the second piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.
In 1857, a French court acquitted author Gustave Flaubert of obscenity for his serialized novel "Madame Bovary."
In 1863, HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
In 1877, The first Guernsey Cattle Club was organized in, where else? New York City. Moooooooo!
In 1882, The last bareknuckle fight for the heavyweight boxing championship took place in Mississippi City. John L. Sullivan punched Paddy Ryan’s lights out and sent him to nighty-night land in round nine. Ouch! Sleep well...
In 1893, Elisha Gray of Highland Park, Ill., patented a machine called the telautograph. It automatically signed autographs to documents, freeing up those who would be autographing these things so that they could take care of other matters.
In 1894, The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
In 1897, Greco-Turkish War: The first full-scale battle takes place when the Greek expeditionary force in Crete defeats a 4,000-strong Ottoman force at Livadeia.
In 1898, Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
In 1900, Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
In 1904, a fire began in Baltimore that raged for about 30 hours and destroyed more than 1,500 buildings.
In 1907, The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
In 1931, The American opera, Peter Ibbetson, by Deems Taylor, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
In 1935, The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of the vice president.
In 1940, The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
In 1941, Forward Jackie Robinson scored 20 points for UCLA in a losing cause as the Trojans of USC beat the Bruins 43-41. This marked the 34th straight loss UCLA suffered to USC since 1932.
In 1943, Imperial Japanese naval forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
In 1943, the government announced the start of shoe rationing, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person for the remainder of the year.
In 1944, World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.
In 1948, Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.
In 1948, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as Army chief of staff; he was succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley.
In 1951, Sancheong-Hamyang massacre:Korean War
In 1959, The play, "The Rivalry," opened in New York City. It ran for a total of 81 performances.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a full trade embargo on Cuba.
In 1964, The Beatles, rock band from Liverpool, England, first arrived in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion. The ‘Fab Four’ controlled the top spot on the pop music charts for the next 15 weeks and owned the top of the album charts for 10 weeks.
In 1966, Crawdaddy! magazine was published for the first time, by Paul Williams, in New York City.
In 1969, Tom Jones, ‘The Prince of Wails’, premiered on ABC-TV after the network acquired the rights to the singing sensation’s popular United Kingdom show. The network paid a British production company an estimated $20 million for those rights.
In 1971, women in Switzerland gained the right to vote through a national referendum, 12 years after a previous attempt failed.
In 1974, Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
In 1974, Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra received a gold record for the disco hit, Love’s Theme.
In 1979, Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered space walk, which lasted nearly six hours.
In 1985, Sports Illustrated released its annual swimsuit edition. It was the biggest regular edition in the magazine’s history, weighing in at 218 pages. Paulina Porizkova joined Cheryl Tiegs and Christie Brinkley as the only models to make the cover more than once.
In 1986, Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
In 1990, Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
In 1991, Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
In 1992, European Community members signed the Maastricht Treaty, which led to creation of the euro.
In 1995, Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
In 1999, Jordan's King Hussein died of cancer at age 63; he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah.
In 2009, Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.

Ten years ago: Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling insisted to skeptical members of Congress that he knew of nothing improper about the complex web of partnerships that had brought down the company. Authorities in Oklahoma captured the last two of four escaped prison inmates from Texas who'd been on the run for more than a week.

Five years ago: A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter was shot down by insurgents northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people on board. The Food and Drug Administration approved alli, a diet pill that can be bought without a prescription.

One year ago: Speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President Barack Obama echoed John F. Kennedy as he prodded business leaders to "ask yourselves what you can do for America," not just for company bottom lines. AOL Inc. announced the $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post website.

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Today's Birthdays: Author Gay Talese is 80. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is 77. Actor Miguel Ferrer is 57. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 53. Comedy writer Robert Smigel is 52. Actor James Spader is 52. Country singer Garth Brooks is 50. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 50. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 50. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 47. Actor Jason Gedrick is 45. Actress Essence Atkins is 40. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland is 37. Rock musician Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 34. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 34. Actress Tina Majorino is 27.

Other notable birthdays, Feb. 7:
1912, Roberta McCain, American, mother of John McCain
1932, Al Worden, American astronaut
1937, Juan Pizarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
1946, Hector Babenco, Brazilian film director
1946, Sammy Johns, American country singer and songwriter
1949, Joe English, American drummer (Wings, Sea Level)
1951, Benny Ayala, baseball player
1955, Rolf Benirschke, American football player
1956, Emo Philips, American comedian
1957, Carney Lansford, American baseball player
1958, Matt Ridley, British scientist and writer
1960, Robert Smigel, American actor and Comedian
1964, Cynthia Woodhead, American swimmer
1966, Kristin Otto, German swimmer
1970, Stanley Roberts, American basketball player
1971, Anita Tsoy, Russian singer
1972, Robyn Lively, American actress
1973, Juwan Howard, American basketball player
1974, Danny Goffey, British musician (Supergrass)
1974, Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
1977, Paul Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
1978, Endy Chávez, Venezuelan baseball player
1979, Jon Leicester, American baseball player
1983, Scott Feldman, American baseball player
1988, Matthew Stafford, American football player
1996, David Castro, American actor

Born on this day, Feb. 7, passed away:
1478, Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist and author (d. 1535)
1804, John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
1812, Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
1873, Thomas Andrews, British shipbuilder on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
1885, Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)
1887, Eubie Blake, American musician and composer (d. 1983)
1891, Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
1908, Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
1908, Fred Gipson, American author (d. 1973)
1914, Ramón Mercader, Spanish assassin of Leon Trotsky (d. 1978)
1915, Eddie Bracken, American actor (d. 2002)
1934, King Curtis, American saxophonist (d. 1971)
1934, Earl King, American musician (d. 2003)
1946, Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (d. 2011)
1953, Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1956, Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
1957, Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)

Notable deaths, Feb. 7:
1878, Pope Pius IX (b. 1792)
1937, Elihu Root, American statesman and diplomat, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1845)
1938, Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer (b. 1868)
1952, Pete Henry, American professional American football player and coach (b. 1897)
1959, Nap Lajoie, American baseball player (b. 1874)
1959, Guitar Slim, American blues guitarist (b. 1926)
1968, Nick Adams, American actor (b. 1931)
1972, Walter Lang, American film director (b. 1896)
1979, Dr. Josef Mengele, German, Nazi war criminal (b. 1911)
1985, Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
1999, King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
1999, Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
2000, Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
2000, Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
2001, Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)
2001, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (b. 1906)

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2013. There are 327 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1943, during World War II, the government abruptly announced that rationing of shoes made with leather would go into effect in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person per year. (Rationing was lifted in October 1945.)

One year ago: In a setback for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum swept GOP caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and a non-binding primary in Missouri. A federal appeals court ruled California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, but gave gay marriage opponents time to appeal the decision before ordering the state to allow such weddings to resume.

Today's Birthdays: Author Gay Talese is 81. Former Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is 78. Actor Miguel Ferrer is 58. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 54. Comedy writer Robert Smigel (SMY'-guhl) is 53. Actor James Spader is 53. Country singer Garth Brooks is 51. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 51. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 51. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 48. Actor Jason Gedrick is 46. Actress Essence Atkins is 41. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland is 38. Rock musician Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 35. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 35. Actress Tina Majorino is 28.

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Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1964, The Beatles began their first American tour as they arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where they cracked wise during a chaotic press conference while thousands of their fans were jammed inside the terminal.

Ten years ago: John Kerry won the Washington state and Michigan Democratic presidential primaries.

Five years ago: A miles-wide section of ice in Lake Erie broke away from the Ohio shoreline, trapping about 135 fishermen, some for as long as four hours before they could be rescued (one man fell into the water and later died of an apparent heart attack). Walls of flame roared across southeastern Australia, leveling scores of homes, forests and farmland in the country's worst wildfire disaster in a quarter century. Bolivia's new constitution took effect. Death claimed jazz singer Blossom Dearie at age 84, country singer Molly Bee at age 69, and Jack Cover, inventor of the Taser stun gun, at age 88.

One year ago: CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Today's Birthdays: Author Gay Talese is 82. Former Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is 79. Actor Miguel Ferrer is 59. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 55. Comedy writer Robert Smigel (SMY'-guhl) is 54. Actor James Spader is 54. Country singer Garth Brooks is 52. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 52. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 52. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 49. Actor Jason Gedrick is 47. Actress Essence Atkins is 42. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland is 39. Rock musician Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 36. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 36. Actress Tina Majorino is 29. Actress Deborah Ann Woll (TV: "True Blood") is 29.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2015. There are 327 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1965, during the Vietnam War, Viet Cong forces attacked Camp Holloway, a U.S. Army helicopter base near Pleiku, killing eight Americans and wounding more than 100 others; the United States retaliated with airstrikes against the North Vietnamese.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush proposed a $[sign in to see URL] trillion budget that would erase scores of programs but still worsen federal deficits by $42 billion over the next five years. Defrocked priest Paul Shanley, the most notorious figure in the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal, was convicted of repeatedly raping and fondling a boy at his church during the 1980s. (Shanley was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison.) Ellen MacArthur, a 28-year-old Englishwoman, broke the then-record for solo around-the-world sailing, completing the 26,000-mile circumnavigation after 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds at sea.

Five years ago: A nearly completed Kleen Energy Systems power plant in Middletown, Conn., exploded, killing six people and injuring 50. Pro-Russian opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH'-vich) declared victory in Ukraine's presidential runoff, but his opponents rejected the claim, saying the vote was too close to call. (Yanukovych was inaugurated Feb. 25.) The New Orleans Saints rallied for a 31-17 Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

One year ago: The Sochi Olympics opened with a celebration of Russia's past greatness and hopes for future glory. President Barack Obama, during a visit to Michigan State University, signed an agriculture spending bill spreading benefits to farmers in every region of the country while trimming the food stamp program that had inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.

Today's Birthdays: Author Gay Talese is 83. Former Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is 80. Movie director Hector Babenco (Film: "Kiss of the Spider Woman") is 69. Actor Miguel Ferrer is 60. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 56. Comedy writer Robert Smigel (SMY'-guhl) is 55. Actor James Spader is 55. Country singer Garth Brooks is 53. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 53. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 53. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 50. Actor Jason Gedrick is 48. Actress Essence Atkins is 43. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland is 40. Rock musician Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 37. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 37. Actress Tina Majorino is 30. Actress Deborah Ann Woll (TV: "True Blood") is 30.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2016. There are 328 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of the vice president.

Ten years ago: Some 10,000 mourners, including four U.S. presidents, said goodbye to Coretta Scott King during a service in Lithonia, Georgia. Abu Hamza al-Masri (AH'-boo HAHM'-zuh ahl MAHZ'-ree), a radical Muslim cleric linked to 9/11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee), was sentenced in London to seven years in prison for inciting followers to kill non-Muslims. Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet (TAH'-keht) was charged with financing a nationwide gambling ring based out of New Jersey. (Tocchet later pleaded guilty to promoting gambling and conspiracy to promote gambling and was sentenced to two years' probation.)

Five years ago: Speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President Barack Obama echoed John F. Kennedy as he prodded business leaders to "ask yourselves what you can do for America," not just for company bottom lines. AOL Inc. announced the $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post website.

One year ago: Olympic gold medalist Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner was involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, that left one woman dead and several others injured. In a memo released by NBC, Brian Williams said he was stepping away temporarily from the anchor chair of the "NBC Nightly News" amid questions about his recollections of war coverage in Iraq (Williams ended up being permanently removed from the principal anchor chair, but remained with NBC News).

Today's Birthdays: Author Gay Talese is 84. Former Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is 81. Movie director Hector Babenco is 70. Actor Miguel Ferrer is 61. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 57. Comedy writer Robert Smigel (SMY'-guhl) is 56. Actor James Spader is 56. Country singer Garth Brooks is 54. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 54. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 54. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 51. Actor Jason Gedrick is 49. Actress Essence Atkins is 44. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland is 41. Rock musician Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 38. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 38. Actress Tina Majorino is 31. Actress Deborah Ann Woll is 31.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2017. There are 327 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1817, America's first public gas street lamp was lighted in Baltimore at the corner of Market and Lemon streets (now East Baltimore and Holliday streets).

Ten years ago: U.S. officials confirmed a new security operation was under way in Baghdad; U.S. armor rushed through streets, and Iraqi armored personnel carriers guarded bridges and major intersections. A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter was shot down by insurgents northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people on board. The Food and Drug Administration approved alli (AL'-eye), a diet pill that could be bought without a prescription.

Five years ago: In a setback for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum swept GOP caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and a non-binding primary in Missouri. A federal appeals court ruled California's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but gave gay marriage opponents time to appeal the decision before ordering the state to allow such weddings to resume.

One year ago: Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second NFL championship with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. North Korea defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others called a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 7: Author Gay Talese is 85. Former Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is 82. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 58. Comedy writer Robert Smigel (SMY'-guhl) is 57. Actor James Spader is 57. Country singer Garth Brooks is 55. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 55. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 55. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 52. Actor Jason Gedrick is 50. Actress Essence Atkins is 45. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland is 42. Rock musician Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket) is 39. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 39. Actress Tina Majorino is 32. Actress Deborah Ann Woll is 32.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2017. There are 327 days left in the year.

On Feb. 7, 1943, the government announced that wartime rationing of shoes made of leather would go into effect in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person per year. (Rationing was lifted in October 1945.)

Ten years ago: A gunman opened fire at a Kirkwood, Mo., council meeting, killing three city officials and two police officers before being fatally shot by law enforcement.

Five years ago: CIA Director-designate John Brennan defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing held by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

One year ago: Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.

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