Happy Birthday to Me!

a few other things happened today:



1889 - Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in SF

1940 - Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" released

1976 - World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation in USSR

1977 - Soyuz 24 launched

1984 - Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk



"Other" birthdays on February 7 ..





1478 - Sir Thomas More, lawyer & lord chancellor of England & saint

1804 - John Deere, pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements

1812 - Charles Dickens, novelist (Oliver Twist & Tale of Two Cities)

1817 - Frederick Douglas, 1st black to hold high rank in US government

1824 - William Higgins, discoverer of nature of spiral "nebulae,"

1870 - Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist

1877 - Godfrey H. Hardy, English number theorist

1885 - Sinclair Lewis, novelist & social critic (Main Street) (Nobel 1930)

1905 - Ulf Svante von Euler, Swedish physiologist (Nobel 1970)

1908 - Buster Crabbe, Olympic swimmer & actor (Flash Gordon & Buck Rogers)

1920 - Eddie Bracken, actor

1932 - Alfred M. Worden, U.S. astronaut (Apollo 15)