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 This day in History - February 1
526 Historic Events for February 1
1958

1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched

Event
1959

Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1959

Madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85

Death
1959

Anthony LaPlagia, actor (Criminal Justice, Betsy's Wedding)

Birth
1959

Mike Horan, NFL punter (NY Giants)

Birth
1959

Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)

Event
1959

Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Havana Golf Tournament

Event
1959

US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins

Event
1959

Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Event
1959

Swiss males vote against voting rights for women

Event
1959

US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss

Event
1959

WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1959

Carolyn Hill, Santa Monica CA, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's Classic)

Birth
1960

Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender

Event
1960

48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86)

Event
1960

34th Australian Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (75 62)

Event
1960

4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth

Event
1961

Gabrielle Carteris, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)

Birth
1961

Gina Hull, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th)

Birth
1961

Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut

Birth
1961

1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful

Event
1961

British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive

Event
1961

Mackay and Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies

Event
1962

"New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances

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1962

NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule

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