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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
1911

US helps overthrow Pres Miguel Devila of Honduras

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1911

Anne Aitken, [nee Hopkins], Chicago, co-found (Diamond Sangha)

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1911

Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North and South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)

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1911

Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer

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1911

Gustaf Fr”ding, Swedish poet (Grabst„nk), dies at 50

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1912

1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla

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1912

Simon Jurovsky, composer

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1913

John Grandy, Brits RAF-marshal

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1913

Betty Field, Boston MA, actress (Kings Row, Bus Stop)

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1914

Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music)

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1914

Bert Haas, baseball player

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1914

General Zamon becomes president of Haiti

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1915

"Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in LA

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1915

Lambros Georges Guetary Worloou, singer

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1916

NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25› seats

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1916

French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374

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1918

"Stars and Stripes," weekly US armed forces newspaper, 1st published

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1918

Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire

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1918

John Intoxication, resistance fighter

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1919

Buddy Morrow, orch leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)

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1920

Buddy Blattner, baseball player

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1920

Swiss men vote against women's suffrage

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1920

Lana Turner, Wallace Idaho, actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest)

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1920

Richard Dehmel, writer, dies at 56

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1921

Pjotr A Kropotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist, dies at 78

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