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Births for February 07


  • 1478 Thomas More, lawyer/lord chancellor of England/saint (Utopia)
  • 1589 Jacob de Witte, mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
  • 1655 Jean-Fran‡ois Regnard, French comedic poet (Slave in Algeria)
  • 1710 William Boyce, English organist/composer of Cathedral music
  • 1753 Rhijnvis Feith, mayor/writer (Zwolle)
  • 1764 Ann Radcliffe, London, Gothic novelist (Mysteries of Udolpho)
  • 1801 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • 1803 Edgar Quinet, French writer/historian (Ahasv‚rus)
  • 1804 John Deere, pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements
  • 1809 Frederik Paludan-Mller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)
  • 1812 Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1817 Frederick Douglass, Maryland, 1st high ranking black in US govt
  • 1817 Leroy Pope Walker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
  • 1824 William Higgins, discovered nature of spiral "nebulae"
  • 1834 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)
  • 1837 James Augustus Henry Murray, Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary
  • 1839 Nicolaas G Pierson, economist/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
  • 1842 Alexandre Ribit, premier France
  • 1862 Bernard Maybeck, US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, SF)
  • 1866 Raf(ael) Verhulst, (Koen Ravestein), writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • 1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisc, kid book author (Little House on Prarie)
  • 1869 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
  • 1870 Alfred Adler, Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex)
  • 1872 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister
  • 1877 Godfrey H Hardy, England, number theorist
  • 1883 Eubie Blake, ragtime (I'm Just Wild About Harry, Memories of You)
  • 1885 Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
  • 1896 Harold Hoffman, South Amboy NJ, (Gov-NJ)
  • 1897 Quincy Porter, New Haven Ct, composer
  • 1899 Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
  • 19-- Jason Adams, Calif, actor (Ryan's Hope, Nightmare on Elm St)
  • 19-- Jos‚ Jos‚, spanish singer
  • 19-- Lieux Dressler, actress (General Hospital)
  • 1901 A den Doolard, (Cornelis Spoelstra), writer (Grape Picker)
  • 1902 Ethelda Blebtrey, Waterford NY, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1904 Milton Krims, writer (Speed)
  • 1905 Olf S von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist
  • 1905 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanit‚, La Conspiration)
  • 1905 Ulf Svante von Euler, Sweden, physiologist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1906 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • 1908 Buster Crabbe, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932), actor (Flash Gordon)
  • 1912 Derek Farr, London, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large)
  • 1912 Jane Ross, Spokane Wash, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever)
  • 1917 Dick Emery, London, comedian/actor (Case of Mukkinese Battle Horn)
  • 1919 Dom H‚lder Cƒmara, Brazilian bishop
  • 1919 H‚lder Cƒmara, Brazilian bishop
  • 1919 Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1920 Eddie Bracken, Astoria NYC, actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing)
  • 1920 Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk singer (Draw Me a Laugh)
  • 1923 George HH Lascelles, English earl of Harewood/leader Covent Garden
  • 1923 Keefe Brasselle, Elyria Ohio, actor (Be Our Guest)
  • 1924 Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
  • 1924 Johnny Jordan, (John of Musscher), Amsterdam folk singer
  • 1932 Alfred M Worden, Jackson Michigan, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
  • 1932 Gay Talese, author (Honor Thy Father)
  • 1934 Piet Bukman, CDA-minister cooperative project
  • 1935 Herb Kohl, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • 1942 Ton (ACHM) de Kok, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1944 Berend Nearst, (Baron van Nearst), Dutch (CDA) foreign state sect
  • 1944 Berry (AH) Esselink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1944 Michael A Andrews, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1948 Jimmy Greenspoon, keyboardist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
  • 1949 Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
  • 1950 Marilyn Cochran, Burlington Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
  • 1951 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1954 Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop)
  • 1955 Rolf Benirschke, Boston, NFL place kicker/Wheel of Fortune host
  • 1958 Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish singer
  • 1959 Brian Travers, rocker (UB40-Red Wine)
  • 1960 James Spader, NYC, actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin)
  • 1960 Steve Bronski, rock synthersizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • 1962 David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • 1962 Garth Brooks, Tulsa Okla, country singer (No Fences)
  • 1964 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, Riverside Calif, swimmer (Olympic-silver-84
  • 1964 Dona L Speir, Norwalk Calif, playmate (March, 1984)
  • 1965 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96)


Passings for February 07


  • 590 Pelagius II, Gothic Pope (579-90), dies
  • 1609 Ferdinand I, cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies
  • 1823 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poetess/author of horror novels, dies
  • 1830 Marcos A (da Fonseca) Portugal, opera composer, dies
  • 1857 F‚lix PBOG, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65
  • 1862 Prosper M‚nire, French doctor (M‚nire Syndrome), dies at 62
  • 1878 Pius IX, "Pio Nono", (Giovanni Ferretti), Pope (1846-78), dies at 85
  • 1881 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies
  • 1883 Eubie Blake, ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You) dies at 100
  • 1897 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49
  • 1920 Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian conter-revolutionary, dies
  • 1921 Peter Kropotkin, Russ Prince/geologist/revolutionary anarchist, dies
  • 1937 Elihu Root, US minister of War/Foreign affairs, dies at 91
  • 1959 Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
  • 1959 Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1960 Igor V Koertsjatov, Russian nuclear physics, dies at 57
  • 1964 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies
  • 1967 Henry Morgenthau, US minster of Finance (devaluate dollar), dies
  • 1968 Stuart Foster, singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
  • 1984 Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • 1987 David Savoy Jr, rock manager (Hsker Du), commits suicide at 24
  • 1988 Lin(wood V) Carter, US, sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 5
  • 1990 Jimmy Van Heusen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
  • 1990 Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
  • 1993 W Sybout A Colenbrander, historian/journalist, dies


Special events for February 07


  • 590 Pelagius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1550 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III
  • 1639 Acad‚mie Fran‡aise begins Dictionary of French Language
  • 1812 Last of Midwest quakes (see 12/16) strikes New Madrid, Missouri
  • 1812 Lord Byron makes his maiden speech in House of Lords
  • 1818 1st successful US educational magazine, Academician, begins, NYC
  • 1827 Ballet (The Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theatre (NYC)
  • 1831 Belgium adopts it's Constitution
  • 1836 "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
  • 1839 Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"
  • 1872 Alcorn A & M College opens
  • 1876 Pres Grants private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring
  • 1878 J Palisa discovers asteroid #182 Elsa
  • 1882 Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
  • 1889 Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in SF
  • 1891 Great Blizzard of 1891 begins
  • 1896 M Wolf discovers asteroid #415 Palatia
  • 1900 Labour Party forms in England
  • 1901 Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • 1904 Baltimore catches fire (1500 builings destroyed in 80 blocks)
  • 1905 Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
  • 1912 2nd Dutch Elfstedentocht skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)
  • 1913 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #739 Mandeville
  • 1914 Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF
  • 1919 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #909 Ulla
  • 1924 Mussolini govt exchanges diplomats with USSR
  • 1927 O Oikawa discovers asteroid #1584 Fuji
  • 1928 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1933 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators
  • 1934 1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss
  • 1935 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1720 Niels
  • 1935 S Arend discovers asteroid #2084 Okayama
  • 1936 A flag is authorized for Vice President
  • 1938 K Reinmuth disc asteroid #1481 Tubingia, #1674 Neveld & #2022 West
  • 1940 British railroads nationalized
  • 1940 Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" released
  • 1942 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8")
  • 1943 Shoes are rationed in US
  • 1944 Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio Italy
  • 1945 General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila
  • 1945 Pres Truman appoints Irwin C Mollison judge of US Customs Court
  • 1946 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
  • 1947 Britain proposes partitioning Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • 1948 Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
  • 1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)
  • 1950 Georges Bidault forms French govt
  • 1950 Sen Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1950 US & Great-Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime
  • 1956 Autherine Lucy, 1st black admitted to U of Alabama, is expelled
  • 1958 1st showing of DAF 600 auto
  • 1959 Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
  • 1960 Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea
  • 1962 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
  • 1962 Mine cave in near V”lklingen West Germany, kills 298
  • 1962 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
  • 1964 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
  • 1964 Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
  • 1964 Cassius Clay becomes a black muslim
  • 1965 George Harrison has his tonsils removed
  • 1965 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
  • 1965 US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
  • 1965 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 1st US pari-mutual female jockey; Diane Crump rides at Hialeah, Fla
  • 1969 Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
  • 1969 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack
  • 1969 George Harrison of Beatles, has his tonsils removed
  • 1970 LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 pts in losing cause
  • 1971 Women win right to vote in Switzerland
  • 1973 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 1974 Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1975 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak
  • 1976 Darryl Sittler, Toronto, sets NHL record with 10 points in a game
  • 1976 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WCPR (Bkln NY)
  • 1976 World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)
  • 1977 Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
  • 1979 Toronto Maple Leaf Darryl Sittler scores NHL record 10 pts (6 goals)
  • 1984 Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk (US)
  • 1984 David (born without immunity system) at 12, touches mom for 1st time
  • 1984 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS
  • 1985 Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5¬"
  • 1985 NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
  • 1987 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring America's Cup back to US
  • 1987 Madonna's "Open Your Heart," single goes #1
  • 1988 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
  • 1989 Tennis superstar Bj”rn Borg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan
  • 1990 Karachi police kill 22 anti-miltary demonstrators


Songs for date February 07


  • 02/07/41 --- It All Comes Back To Me Now (Kemp, Hal)
  • 02/07/41 --- High On A Windy Hill (Krupa, Gene)
  • 02/07/41 --- Concerto For Clarinet (Shaw, Artie)
  • 02/07/46 --- Oh! What It Seemed To Be (Carle, Frankie)
  • 02/07/47 --- Open The Door, Richard! (Basie, Count)
  • 02/07/47 --- Anniversary Song (Jolson, Al)
  • 02/07/53 --- Wild Horses (Como, Perry)
  • 02/07/70 --- Give Me Just A Little More Time (Chairmen Of The Board)
  • 02/07/70 --- Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) (Delfonics)
  • 02/07/70 --- Travelin' Band (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • 02/07/70 --- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Hollies)
  • 02/07/70 --- Evil Ways (Santana)
  • 02/07/70 --- Ma Belle Amie (Tee Set)
  • 02/07/76 --- Lonely Night (Angel Face) (Captain & Tennille)
  • 02/07/76 --- Only Sixteen (Dr. Hook)
  • 02/07/76 --- Junk Food Junkie (Groce, Larry)
  • 02/07/76 --- Bohemian Rhaspody (Queen)
  • 02/07/87 --- Let's Wait Awhile (Jackson, Janet)
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