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Notable Historical Events for February 8th

1994Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

1994Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432

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

1983Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

1807Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious

1986The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

1926Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios

1672Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London

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".

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 8th

1894Billy Bishop [William Bishop], Owen Sound, Ontario, Canadian First World War flying ace

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 8th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 8th

1985William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

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

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

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

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