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FEBRUARY 2

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California: California Kiwi Fruit Day
(Observed annually on February 2)
California California Kiwi Fruit Commission
Sports Figures
1895 George Halas (Illinois-born Football Coach, Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Chicago Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1923 Red Schoendienst (Illinois-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Illinois Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1918 John L. Sullivan (Massachusetts-born Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Massachusetts Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame
1979 Sid Vicious (English Rock Musician: Drug Overdose) British Performing Artists Popular Musicians Illegal Drugs History Channel BBC
1996 Gene Kelly (Pennsylvania-born Dancer, Actor) Gene Kelly Dance Film
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1876 Baseball's National League Is Formed in New York City New York City Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1880 First Shipment of Frozen Meat Arrives in London from Australia Aboard the Strathleven Great Britain Australia Foods & Nutrition Historic Firsts Univerity of Melbourne
1897 Pittsburgh's Alfred L. Cralle Is Issued Patent 576,395 for an Ice-cream Scooper Pennsylvania Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Foods & Nutrition Noted African Americans What's Cooking America African American Registry
1905 The Wisconsin State League Is Formed, Bringing Professional Baseball to Five Wisconsin Cities Wisconsin Sports Figures Baseball Business Wisconsin Historical Society
1931 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 256 in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay Area New Zealand Earthqaukes Death USGS
1936 Ty Cobb Leads the First Class Selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times State of Michigan
1949 Golfing Great Ben Hogan Is Severely Injured in Near-fatal Automobile Accident Texas Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame Automobiles New York Times
1972 The Winter Olympics Open in Sapporo, Japan Sapporo, Japan 1972 Winter Olympics Asian History
1984 A 3-day Snowstorm with 80-mph Winds Begins in Southern, Minnesota, Killing 16 People Minnesota Snow Wind Death Minnesota Historical Society
1997 U.S. Government Statistics Indicate Dramatic Decrease in AIDS-related Deaths U.S. Government AIDS Medical Research Death New York Times
2002 Home Depot co-Founder Arthur Blank Purchases the Atlanta Falcons Georgia Business Atlanta Flacons Home Depot University of Georgia
2007 20 Die in Central Florida Tornado with 160mph Winds Florida Tornado Death CNN

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