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 This day in History - February 1
526 Historic Events for February 1
1953

Flooding in Netherlands, kills 1,835

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1953

Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet

Birth
1953

WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1953

Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state

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1953

"You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television

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1953

"General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts

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1954

Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty and Heartbreakers-Breakdown)

Birth
1954

1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres

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1954

Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire

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1954

Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem

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1954

Billy Mumy, Calif, actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte)

Birth
1954

Julius P Hoste, Belg minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69

Death
1955

HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark

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1955

Virginia Elliot, three-day eventer

Birth
1955

Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)

Birth
1956

Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking

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1956

WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1957

Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66

Death
1957

Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam

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1957

1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline

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1957

Donna Adamek, Duarte Calif, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)

Birth
1958

Clinton Joseph Davisson, dies

Death
1958

Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (Brit Open Amateur 1979)

Birth
1958

Egypt and Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic

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1958

WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

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