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February 5 Birthdays

Adlai Stevenson
1900–1965, American Statesman.

Sir Robert Peel
statesman (1788)

Dwight L. Moody
evangelist (1837)

Belle Starr
outlaw (1848?)

Norton Simon
food industry executive, art collector (1907)

Hank Aaron
baseball player (1934)

Jennifer Jason Leigh
actress (1962)

Jeremy Sumpter
actor (1989)

February 5 in History


After George III was declared insane, the Prince of Wales became Prince Regent of England, and later George IV.


Congress passed the Immigration Act, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Wilson's veto.


Mexico adopted its present constitution.


FDR proposed increasing the number of Supreme Court justices—"packing" the court.


Byron De La Beckwith was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Medgar Evers, 30 years after the crime in Jackson, Mississippi.


Under international pressure, three of Switzerland's biggest banks created a fund worth 100 million Swiss francs for Holocaust victims and their families.

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