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Today in History for 11th February 2023

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Feb 11, 2023, 5:02:13 AM2/11/23
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Historical Events

1837 - American Physiological Society organizes in Boston

1895 - -17°F (-27.2°C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)

1899 - -15°F (-26°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)

1908 - Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England

1964 - Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington, D.C. Coliseum

1977 - 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)

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Famous Birthdays

1377 - King Ladislas of Naples (d. 1414)

1897 - Yves de La Casiniere, French composer, born in Angers, France (d. 1971)

1908 - Vivian Fuchs, English geologist and explorer (led Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1st to cross Antarctica via South Pole), born in Freshwater, Isle of Wight (d. 1999)

1941 - Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)

1967 - Derek King, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Hamilton, Canada

1969 - Mark Atkinson, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman), born in Sydney, Australia

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Famous Deaths

1879 - Willem Josephus van Zeggelen, Dutch author, dies at 67

1931 - Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine), dies at 76

1982 - Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76

1993 - Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure at 47

1994 - Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), dies of colorectal cancer at 64

2017 - Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, dies at 87

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