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Daily Almanac: Feb. 8, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset

RISE: 7:45 a.m.

SET: 6:11 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures

High: 36 °F

Low: 4 °F

Wacky Holiday Today

• National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

• National Periodic Table Day

What Happened On This Day

• 2009 The Black Saturday bushfires in Australia kill 173 people

• 1992 The European Union is established as the Maastricht Treaty is signed

• 1984 NASA astronauts take the first untethered spacewalk

Births On This Day

• 1978 Ashton Kutcher

American model, actor, producer

• 1962 Garth Brooks

American singer-songwriter, guitarist

• 1812 Charles Dickens

English author

Deaths On This Day

• 2015 Dean Smith

American basketball player, coach

• 1938 Harvey Samuel Firestone American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire, Rubber Company