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Notable Historical Events for February 2nd

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

1940Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)

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

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

1975Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational

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

1863Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time

1986Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

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

1913NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe

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Notable Birthdays on February 2nd

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)')

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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