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 This day in History - February 2
491 Historic Events for February 2
1899

Benny Rubin, Boston Mass, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)

Birth
1900

Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris

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1900

Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)

Birth
1901

Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization

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1901

Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)

Birth
1901

Connie Gilchrist, Bkln NY, actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)

Birth
1902

Emanuil Mandlov, composer, dies at 42

Death
1902

Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)

Birth
1903

Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)

Birth
1904

Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)

Birth
1904

Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer

Birth
1904

US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey

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1905

Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer

Birth
1905

Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead)

Birth
1906

Pope encyclical against separation of church and state

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1907

Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72

Death
1907

Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic

Birth
1908

Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)

Birth
1908

Cal Tinney, Okla, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)

Birth
1908

Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, Calif, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)/actor

Birth
1908

Pavel Sivic, composer

Birth
1908

Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer

Birth
1909

Franc Albertson, Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)

Birth
1909

Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris

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1909

Adolf Stoecker, German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73

Death