Today in History for 4th February 2019

Historical Events

1903 – Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winn Victorias, 2 games to 1 and 1 tie
1939 – Glenn Cunningham (top miler) says 4-min mile beyond human effort
1948 – After winning the men’s downhill, French alpine skier Henri Oreiller takes the combined gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympics; becomes most successful athlete at these Games with a slalom bronze
1979 – “Co-Ed Fever,” TV Comedy, debut and cancelled that outing on CBS
2001 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 38-17; MVP: Rich Gannon, Oakland Raiders, QB
2014 – Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland

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Famous Birthdays

1494 – Francois Rabelais, French satirist (Gargantua and Pantagruel), born in La Devinière, Touraine, Kingdom of France (d. 1553)
1549 – Eustache du Caurroy, composer
1688 – Pierre De Marivaux, writer (Marianne), born in Paris, France
1881 – Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
1969 – Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
1969 – Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Medford, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1222 – Willem I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
1774 – Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
1943 – Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
1994 – Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
2009 – Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
2018 – John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), dies of throat cancer at 77

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