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FEBRUARY 5

Sports Figures
1934 Hank (Henry) Aaron (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Henry Aaron Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1942 Roger Staubach (Ohio-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures 1963 Heisman Trophy Winner Football Hall of Fame Biography.com
1947 Darrel Waltrip (Kentucky-born Race Car Driver) Kentucky Sports Figures Auto Racing NASCAR History Channel
1968 Roberto Alomar (Puerto Rican Professional Baseball Player) Puerto Rican Sports Figures Baseball Latin American Sports Figures Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1955 Martin Lalor Crimmins (New York City-born Herpetologist, Pioneer in Treatment of Poisonous Snakebites) New York City Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Snakes Texas State Historical Association
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1783 Earthquake Kills 50,000 in Calabria Earthquakes Italy Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date University of Vienna
1924 In Northern Minnesota, 51 Iron-Ore Miners Die When a Nearby Lake Empties into Their Mine Minnesota Labor Iron Flooding Death Minnesota
1948 Dick Button Wins Olympic Gold in Men's Figure Skating at St. Moritz, Switzerland St. Moritz, Switzerland New Jersey Sports Figures 1948 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Hall of Fame New York Times
1952 First "Walk/Don't Walk" Signal Installed in New York City New York City Safety Historic Firsts History Channel
1953 Candy and Chocolate Rationing Ends in Great Britain Great Britain Chocolate World War II BBC
1966 6.25 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Extensive Property Damage, Kills One in Greece Greece Earthquakes Death USGS
1970 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Widespread Damage and Three Deaths in the Philippines Philippines Earthquakes Death USGS

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