February 1st

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Can you name the significant events that have happened on February 1st?

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2010President Barack Obama proposes one of these for fiscal 2011 at $3.8 trillion
2004The Carolina Panthers are defeated by this AFC team 32-29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII
2003This space shuttle is destroyed over Texas upon re-entry, killing all seven crew members
1994A large meteorite falls near Kusaie in this body of water
1984This current NBA Commissioner takes office
1979This Iranian revolutionary returns to his native country after fifteen years of exile
1978This slavery-era legend is the first African-American woman to be depicted on a U.S. postage stamp
1968This former U.S. Vice President announces his candidacy for the Presidency and would later go on to become #37
1965This Canadian-American journalist is hired as the nightly news anchor at ABC, a position he held until shortly before his death
1962The first 162-game schedule in this sport is released by the NL
1958This satellite, the United States' first, is launched (times UTC)
1953This television program hosted by Walter Cronkite premiers on CBS with a re-enactment of the Hindenberg Disaster
1945Troops from the United States arrive in Northern France at this German line of defense opposite the Maginot Line
1931This first president of the Russian Federation is born in Russia
1923The Fascist's Voluntary Militia is formed under this Italian dictator
1920This law enforcement organization is formed from a union of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the Dominion Police
1906The building of this federal penitentiary on the grounds of the namesake Kansas fort is completed
1887Harvey Wilcox begins selling real estate in Southern California, in what is now this major celebrity hub
1884The first volume (A-ANT) of this reference book is published, now the longest official one of its kind
1861This southern state becomes the seventh U.S. state to secede leading up to the American Civil War
1851This author of Frankenstein dies at the age of 53
1814'The Corsair', a semi-autobiographical poem by this British poet sells 10,000 copies on its day of publication
1814The volcano Mayon erupts in this country, killing 1,200 people
1790This judicial body convenes for the first time in New York City

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