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Today in History for 7th February 2023

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Historical Events

1301 - Edward of Caernarfon (later Edward II) becomes the first English Prince of Wales

1912 - 2nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)

1943 - Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)

1964 - Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream

1974 - Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1985 - Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"

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Famous Birthdays

1899 - Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader (First Secretary of the Latvian SSR, CPSU Politburo member), born near Zālīte, Latvia (d. 1983)

1904 - Alison Leggatt, British character actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), born in Kensington, London (d. 1990)

1925 - Marius Constant, Romanian-born French composer and conductor (founded Ars Nova), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2004)

1931 - Gloria Talbott, American film and television actress, sometimes known as "the Scream Queen" for her work in B-movies, born in Glendale, California (d. 2000)

1960 - James Spader, American actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York

1968 - Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)

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Famous Deaths

1693 - Paul Pellisson, French writer, dies at 68

1994 - Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84

2005 - Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)

2012 - Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "George Shumway"), dies of natural causes at 80

2018 - Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76

2019 - Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (14 x MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1961; AL MVP 1966; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), dies of bone cancer at 83

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