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Notable Historical Events for February 2nd

1986Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

19332 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament

1949Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident

1959Buddy Holly's last performance

1731George F Handel's opera "Poro," premieres in London

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)

1972Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," premieres in London

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 2nd

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

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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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