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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1972

Bob Douglas is 1st black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

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1972

"Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65

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1972

US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage

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1973

Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1973

Richard Matvichuk, Ft Saskatchewan C, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)

Birth
1973

Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)

Birth
1973

L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral

Death
1973

Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders

Event
1973

Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War

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1973

Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuted

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1973

Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)

Birth
1973

George Morrison, dies at 82

Death
1974

US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure

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1974

British mine strike

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1974

Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win

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1974

Adrienne Johnson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)

Birth
1974

Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph

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1974

Patty Hearst kidnapped

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1975

Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)

Birth
1975

Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)

Birth
1976

Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs and Ian Redpath

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1976

Australia complete 5-1 series drubbing of West Indies

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1976

Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico)

Birth
1976

Roger Livesey, actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69

Death
1977

Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight

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