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This day in history

Friday, Feb. 1, is the 32d day of 2013. There are 333 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Don Everly is 76. Actor Garrett Morris is 76. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 74. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 63. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 62. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is 48. Lisa Marie Presley is 45. Comedian-actor Pauly Shore is 45. Rapper Big Boi (Outkast) is 38. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 27.

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In 1790, the US Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York.

In 1861, Texas voted to leave the Union at a Secession Convention in Austin.

In 1960, four black college students began a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they’d been refused service.

In 1968, during the Vietnam War, South Vietnam’s police chief (Nguyen Ngoc Loan) executed a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head. Richard M. Nixon announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

In 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini received a tumultuous welcome in Tehran as he ended nearly 15 years of exile.

In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during reentry, killing all seven of its crew members.

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