Today in History for 4th February 2022

Historical Events

1854 – Alvan Bovay proposes name “Republican Party” in Ripon, Wisconsin
1926 – Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
1975 – Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, strikes Haicheng, Liaoning, China
1982 – “Pump Boys and Dinettes” opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 performances
1985 – Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ if nuclear weapons aboard USS Buchanan
2015 – Post Malone uploads his debut single “White Iverson” to his SoundCloud account

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Famous Birthdays

1746 – Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish-Lithuanian military leader and statesman considered a national hero, born in Mereczowszczyzna, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1817)
1859 – Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
1876 – Victor Vreuls, Belgian composer and musician, born in Verviers (d. 1944)
1937 – Harry Jacobs, American football linebacker (AFL All Star 1965, 69; AFL C’ship 1964, 65 Buffalo Bills; Boston Patriots, NO Saints), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2021)
1970 – Gabrielle Anwar, Laleham England, actress (Body Snatchers)
1975 – Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer

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Famous Deaths

869 – Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)
1921 – Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter and illustrator, dies at 75
1983 – Karen Carpenter, American pop vocalist and drummer (“We’ve Only Just Begun”; “Rainy Days And Mondays”; “Top Of The World”), dies of anorexia nervosa at 32
2005 – Peter Heine, South African cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950’s), dies at 76
2010 – Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, dies at 85
2016 – Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra – Pulitzer Prize 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), dies at 93

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