Historical Events for 2nd February 2024

1852 – Alexandre Dumas Jr’s play, an adaptation of his novel “La Dame aux Camélias” premieres in Paris
1869 – American industrialist James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade
1920 – Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence
1922 – James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” first published by Sylvia Beach in Paris (1,000 copies)
1944 – Edward Chodorov’s play “Decision” premieres in NYC
1956 – Despite a severe ankle injury Tenley Albright leads an American 1-2 in the women’s figure skating at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Carol Heiss takes the silver medal
1977 – Toronto Maple Leafs Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL record for a defenseman
1980 – FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected and public officials for bribes for political favors
1980 – Mexican boxer Salvador Sánchez dethrones Danny “Little Red” Lopez as WBC world featherweight champion with a 13th-round TKO in Phoenix, AZ; Lopez champion since November 1976, 8th defense
1982 – Government troops and Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah, Syria

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