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Notable Historical Events for February 5th

19371st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released

1992Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

1887Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy

1649Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland

2011Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

1945US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla

1937FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed

1428King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons

1984Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

19881st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan

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Notable Birthdays on February 5th

1934Don Cherry, Kingston Ontario, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada)

1723John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)

1788Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-5; 41-46)/founder (British Conservative Party)/founder (Bobbies)

1891Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)

1960Jane Geddes, Huntington New York, LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open)

1985Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal Portgual, Portuguese footballer

1992Neymar [da Silva Santos Júnior], Mogi das Cruzes, Brazilian footballer (FC Barcelona, Brazil)

1915Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist

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Notable Weddings on February 5th

1971Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

1826US president Millard Fillmore (26) weds Abigail Powers (27)

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Notable Deaths on February 5th

2005Gnassingbé Eyadéma, President of Togo (b. 1937)

1881Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85

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