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Today in History for 5th February 2023

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Historical Events

1818 - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway

1870 - 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia

1885 - News of the fall of Khartoum reaches London

1962 - French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence

1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1991 - Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Super Bowl

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Famous Birthdays

1804 - Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (Finland's national anthem "Maamme"), born in Jakobstad, Finland (d. 1877)

1923 - Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, born in Basin, Wyoming (d. 2016)

1948 - Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager and player, born in Sunne, Sweden

1953 - Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 2017)

1968 - Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

1980 - Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer (LiveJournal), born in Iowa, United States

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Famous Deaths

1807 - Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80

1892 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)

1946 - George Arliss, British Academy Award-winning actor (Disraeli; Devil; Green Goddess), dies at 77

1977 - Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67

1979 - Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies at 77

2003 - Helge Boes, American Central Intelligence Agency officer

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