Today in History for 9th February 2023

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Historical Events

1933 - -63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)

1940 - Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1943 - Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ending the epic World War II battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific

1979 - ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special, featuring archival performances of 62 artists

1989 - Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election

2020 - Suspected militants attack and kill at least 30 people, many while sleeping in their cars in Auno, north-eastern Nigeria, kidnapping women and children

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Famous Birthdays

1871 - Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 1910)

1914 - Ernest Tubb, American country musician ("Walking the Floor Over You"), born in Crisp, Texas (d. 1984)

1937 - (Leonard) "Len" Skeat, British jazz double-bassist, born in East End, London, England (d. 2021)

1950 - Lloyd Weldon Keasor, American wrestler (Olympic silver 1976), born in Pumphrey, Maryland

1969 - Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)

1983 - Vladimira Krckova, Czech jazz-pop singer, composer ("Your Aura On My Lips"), actress, and poet, born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic

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Famous Deaths

1583 - Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake

1751 - Henri François d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717-50), dies at 82

1938 - Truby King, pioneer of mothercraft, dies

1991 - James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59

2001 - Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)

2020 - Sorrel [Doris Ernestine] Hays, American pianist and composer (The Glass Woman), dies of cancer at 78

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