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1960Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

200951st Grammy Awards: Please Read The Letter, Adele wins

1895Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake," premieres in Petersburg

1994Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

1976"Taxi Driver", starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, is released

1991Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

1983Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

1987Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1952Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom

1942Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort

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Notable Birthdays on February 8th

1955John Grisham, writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief)

1960Dino Ciccarelli, Sarnia Ontario, NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals)

1820William Tecumseh Sherman, Major General (Union Army), died in 1891

1931James Dean, Marion IN, stage/film actor (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause)

1920Lana Turner, Wallace Idaho, actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest)

1925Jack Lemmon, Boston Mass, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing)

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Notable Weddings on February 8th

1985Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

2001MLB outfielder David Justice (34) weds model Rebecca Villalobos

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Notable Deaths on February 8th

1725Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52

1956Connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93

1985William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

1932[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, mobster, killed by Dutch Schultz gang at 23

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