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Notable Historical Events for February 2nd

1863Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time

19332 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament

1959Buddy Holly's last performance

1986Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

1949Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident

1972Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," premieres in London

1990South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs

1932Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)

1731George F Handel's opera "Poro," premieres in London

2003Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'

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Notable Birthdays on February 2nd

1895George Halas, Chicago Illinois, NFL pioneer (owner of the Chicago Bears)

1947Farrah Fawcett, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)

1882James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

1977Shakira [Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll], Barranquilla, Colombian pop singer ('Whenever Wherever', 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)')

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Notable Weddings on February 2nd

1985NFL Footballer and felon OJ Simpson marries 2nd wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)

1870American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY

1997"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

1976Actress Gloria Swanson (76) weds writer William Dufty (60)

200823rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

1936Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

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Notable Deaths on February 2nd

2014Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball) dies at 46 of a suspected drug overdose

1979Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), OD's at 21

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