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 This day in History - February 9
434 Historic Events for February 9
1891

1st shipment of asparagus arrives in SF from Sacramento

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1891

Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)

Birth
1891

Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71

Death
1892

Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)

Birth
1892

Peggy Wood, Bkln NY, actress (One Life to Live, Mama)

Birth
1893

Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

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1893

Canal builder De Lesseps and others sentenced to prison for fraud

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1895

Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts

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1895

1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)

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1897

Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator

Birth
1900

Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup

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1901

Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)

Birth
1902

Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)

Birth
1902

Chester H Lauck, Allene AR, actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live)

Birth
1903

Georg Trexler, composer

Birth
1904

Japan declares war on Russia

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1906

Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano

Birth
1906

Paul Laurence Dunbar, black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

Death
1906

Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising

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1907

Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)

Birth
1908

Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)

Birth
1909

1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)

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1909

1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio

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1909

Carmen Miranda, Brazil, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy)

Birth
1909

Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69)

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