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Notable Historical Events for February 2nd

1863Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time

1933Hermann Goering bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany

1959Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers

1997Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

1949Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident

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

19332 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament

1970Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

1992IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

1922James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)

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Notable Birthdays on February 2nd

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 2nd

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

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

1957Actress Elizabeth Taylor (24) marries for the 3rd time to Producer Mike Todd (47)

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

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

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

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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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