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Notable Historical Events for February 5th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1991Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl

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

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

1945US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla

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Notable Birthdays on February 5th

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

1985Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal Portgual, Portuguese footballer

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)

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

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

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

1915Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist

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Notable Weddings on February 5th

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

1990Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York

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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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