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February 8


1587   Mary, Queen of Scots is executed.

1910   The Boy Scouts of America begins

1943   World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal

1971   Start of the NASDAQ stock market index

2001   Disney's California Adventure park opens

Famous Birthdays:

1700   Daniel Bernoulli (Mathematician)

1820   William Tecumseh Sherman (Civil War General)

1828   Jules Verne (Author)

1925   Jack Lemmon (Actor)

1931   James Dean (Actor)

1940   Ted Koppel (News Anchor)

1940   Nick Nolte (Actor)

1955   John Grisham (Author)

1974   Seth Green (Actor)

Today in History Archive:

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