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 This day in History - February 1
526 Historic Events for February 1
1897

Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)

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1898

1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co

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1900

Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

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1901

Clark Gable, Cadiz OH, actor (Gone With the Wind)

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1902

Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70

Death
1902

China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet

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1902

Carlo Borbolla, composer

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1902

Langston Hughes, poet/translator (Weary Blues)

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1902

Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben," premieres in Berlin

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1903

Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)

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1903

George G Stokes, British physicist/pres Royal Society, dies at 83

Death
1904

S J Perelman, Brooklyn, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days)

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1904

Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76

Death
1905

Emilio Segre

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1905

Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg

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1905

Oswald Aschenbach, German painter, dies at 77

Death
1905

Hungarian premier Tisza resigns

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1905

Hague soccer team ADO froms

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1906

1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas

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1906

English min of Frgn affairs Edward Grey's wife Dorothy fatally injured

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1906

Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)

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1906

Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)

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1907

Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, composer

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1907

Camargo Guarnieri, Brazil, composer/conductor

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1907

Gยnter Eich, German literary (Underground Highway, Girls of Viterbo)

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