Sunday, February 2, 2014

TODAY IN HISTORY

Sunday, February  02, 2014
AP Highlight in History: 
On Feb. 2, 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major World War II victory for the Soviets.
 
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On this date in:
1536The Argentine city of Buenos Aires was founded.
1653New Amsterdam - now New York City - was incorporated.
1848The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the Mexican War.
1876The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs was formed in New York.
1887Punxsutawney, Pa., held its first Groundhog Day festival.
1922The James Joyce novel "Ulysses" was published in Paris on the author's 40th birthday.
1971Idi Amin assumed power in Uganda following a coup.
1979Punk rock musician Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols died of a drug overdose at age 21.
Audio LinkNew York City police spokesman Fred Elwick
1990South African President F.W. de Klerk lifted a ban on the African National Congress and promised to free Nelson Mandela.
2007The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has begun, is "very likely" caused by humans and will be unstoppable for centuries.
2008French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former supermodel Carla Bruni were married at the presidential Elysee Palace.
2009Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as U.S. secretary of state.
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2011Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak charged into Cairo's central square on horses and camels brandishing whips while others rained firebombs from rooftops in what appeared to be an orchestrated assault against protesters trying to topple Egypt's leader of 30 years.
 
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today's Birthdays:
Singer Shakira turns 37 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Elaine StritchActress89
Tom SmothersComedian77
Barry DillerTV-film executive72
Graham NashRock singer, musician (Crosby, Stills and Nash)72
Ross ValoryRock musician (Journey)65
John CornynU.S. senator, R-Texas62
Christie BrinkleyModel60
Kim ZimmerActress ("One Life to Live," "Guiding Light")59
Jennifer WestfeldtActress44
Marissa Jaret WinokurActress41
Rich SommerActor ("Mad Man")36
Actress Zosia Mamet ("Girls") turns 26 years old today.
AP Photo/John Shearer
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