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 This day in History - February 12
434 Historic Events for February 12
1923

Mel Powell, composer

Birth
1923

James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87)

Birth
1924

President Calvin Coolidge makes 1st presidential radio speech

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1924

George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback," premieres in NYC

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1924

George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Carnegie Hall (NYC)

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1924

Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)

Birth
1925

E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo

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1925

1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress

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1925

Estonia forbids communist Party

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1926

Joe Garagiola, St Louis Mo, sportscaster/host (Today Show)

Birth
1926

Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)

Birth
1926

Barendrecht soccer team forms

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1927

British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai

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1927

Anne Gillis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Adv of Tom Sawyer, Little Men)

Birth
1929

Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)

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1929

Agustin Gonzalez Acilu, composer

Birth
1929

Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, Ger para-psychologist, dies at 66

Death
1930

Arlen Specter, (Sen-R-PA, 1981- )

Birth
1930

Gerhard Rhm, writer

Birth
1931

Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)

Birth
1932

Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees

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1932

Lincoln Kilpatrick, St Louis Mo, actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show)

Birth
1933

Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85

Death
1933

Costa-Gavras, director

Birth
1933

Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut

Birth