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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
1921

John M Pritchard, London England, conductor

Birth
1921

Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium

Event
1922

Bernard Kalb, spokesman (State Dept)/actor (Dave)

Birth
1922

Reader's Digest magazine 1st published

Event
1922

Christiaan R de Wet, South African Boer general, dies at 67

Death
1922

James William Tate, composer, dies at 46

Death
1923

Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer

Birth
1923

General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar

Event
1923

Mass arrests of socialists and communists in Italy

Event
1924

Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83

Death
1924

Robert Lynn, anarchist

Birth
1926

Andre Gedalge, composer, dies at 69

Death
1926

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, NYC, publisher (NY Times)

Birth
1927

Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released and bombed

Event
1927

Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus)

Birth
1927

Val Dufour, New Orleans LA, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World)

Birth
1928

Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar

Birth
1928

Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend

Birth
1929

Siegfried Ochs, composer, dies at 70

Death
1929

Fred Sinowatz, (SP™), chancellor of Austria (1983-86)

Birth
1929

Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF

Event
1930

5th Aliyah to Israel begins

Event
1931

Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license

Event
1933

Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary

Event
1933

Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)

Birth