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January 30

1781 Maryland finally ratifies Articles of Confederation

1920 Japan's Mazda founded

1816 Nathaniel Banks born

1968 Tet Offensive shakes Cold War confidence

1948 Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi

2000 Plane crashes off Ivory Coast

1649 King Charles I executed for treason

1835 Shots fired in the House of Representatives

1945 Burma supply route cleared

197 Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland

1930 Gene Hackman born

1945 Michael Dorris is born

1923 Sidney Bechet's first record

1933 The Lone Ranger debuts on Detroit radio

1835 Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination

1882 FDR is born

1994 Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters

1971 Operation Dewey Canyon II begins

1933 Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany

1943 RAF launches massive daytime raid on Berlin

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January 31

 

1950 Truman announces development of H-bomb

1752 Gouverneur Morris is born

2007 Cars.com names most memorable TV cars

1865 House passes the 13th Amendment

1990 First McDonald’s opens in Soviet Union

1990 The McMartin Preschool trials

1953 Flood wreaks havoc in Europe

1606 The death of Guy Fawkes

1917 Germany resumes submarine warfare

1968 Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy

1971 Apollo 14 departs for the moon

1974 Samuel Goldwyn dies

1923 Norman Mailer is born

1937 American composer Phillip Glass is born

1872 Author Zane Grey is born

1995 Clinton authorizes loan to Mexico

1988 Doug Williams leads Redskins to Super Bowl victory

1968 Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy

1972 North Vietnam presents nine-point peace proposal

1917 Germans unleash U-boats

1945 The execution of Pvt. Slovik

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February 1

1884 Oxford Dictionary debuts

1781 Davidson College namesake killed at Cowan’s Ford

2004 Ford GT makes TV debut in Super Bowl ad

1861 Texas secedes

1951 U.N. condemns PRC for aggression

1974 Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again

2003 Columbia mission ends in disaster

1790 First session of the U.S. Supreme Court

1908 Portuguese king and heir assassinated

1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran

1887 Official registration of Hollywood

1814 “The Corsair” by Lord Byron is published

1896 Puccini’s La bohème premieres in Turin, Italy

1885 Mormon president goes underground

2003 Bush addresses the nation after space shuttle Columbia explodes

1970 NHL goalie Terry Sawchuk posts 103rd shutout

1964 Operation Plan 34A commences

1968 Nixon announces his candidacy for president

1917 Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare

1943 Japanese begin evacuation of Guadalcanal

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February 2

Lead Story

1887 First Groundhog Day

American Revolution

1781 Nathanael Greene finds fortification at Steele’s Tavern

Automotive

1991 Hurley Haywood in quest to win fifth 24 Hours of Daytona

Civil War

1803 Albert Sidney Johnston born

Cold War

1949 United States rejects proposal for conference with Stalin

Crime

1922 Murder in Hollywood: A tale of vice and vixens

Disaster

1847 First Donner Party member dies

General Interest

1943 Battle of Stalingrad ends

1971 Idi Amin takes power in Uganda

1980 ABSCAM operation revealed

Hollywood

1996 Gene Kelly dies

2014 Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at age 46

Literary

1882 James Joyce is born

Music

1979 Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose in New York City

Old West

1812 Russians establish Fort Ross

Presidential

1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed

Sports

1876 National League of baseball is founded

Vietnam War

1962 First U.S. Air Force plane crashes in South Vietnam.

1970 Antiwar protestors sue Dow Chemical

World War I

1916 Zeppelin crashes into North Sea

World War II

1942 Quisling becomes prime minister of puppet regime in Norway

1943 Germans surrender at Stalingrad

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February 3

Lead Story

2005 Gonzales becomes first Hispanic U.S. attorney general

American Revolution

1781 Greene crosses the Yadkin with Kosciusko’s boats

Automotive

2006 “World’s Fastest Indian” makes U.S. debut

Civil War

1865 Hampton Roads Conference

Cold War

1950 Klaus Fuchs arrested for passing atomic bomb information to Soviets

Crime

1780 Early American mass murder changes common perceptions of crime

Disaster

1998 Marine jet severs ski-lift cable in Italy

General Interest

1924 Woodrow Wilson dies

1953 Cousteau publishes The Silent World

1959 The day the music died

1966 Lunik 9 soft-lands on lunar surface

1994 Clinton ends Vietnam trade embargo

Hollywood

1989 John Cassavetes dies

Literary

1820 Keats falls deathly ill

Music

1959 The Music dies in an Iowa cornfield

Old West

1889 Belle Starr murdered in Oklahoma

Presidential

1994 Clinton ends trade embargo of Vietnam

Sports

2002 New England Patriots win first Super Bowl

2008 New York Giants upset New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII

Vietnam War

1955 Diem institutes limited agrarian reforms

1970 Senate Foreign Relations Committee opens hearings

World War I

1917 U.S. breaks diplomatic relations with Germany

World War II

1944 U.S. troops capture the Marshall Islands

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February 4

 

Lead Story

1974 Patty Hearst kidnapped

American Revolution

1789 Washington unanimously elected by Electoral College to first and second terms

Automotive

1922 Ford buys Lincoln

Civil War

1861 Provisional Confederate Congress convenes

Cold War

1945 Yalta Conference foreshadows the Cold War

Crime

1974 The Symbionese Liberation Army abducts Patty Hearst

Disaster

1976 Earthquake rocks Guatemala City

General Interest

1789 First U.S. president elected

1861 States meet to form Confederacy

1969 PLO is founded

Hollywood

1938 Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Literary

1826 The Last of the Mohicans is published

Music

1983 Karen Carpenter dies of anorexia

Old West

1961 The Misfits released by United Artists

Presidential

1789 George Washington is elected president

Sports

1959 Football great Lawrence Taylor born

Vietnam War

1962 First U.S. helicopter is shot down in Vietnam.

1965 Rumors fly about U.S.-Soviet pressure on allies in Vietnam

1972 Last Thai contingent departs South Vietnam

World War I

1915 Germany declares war zone around British Isles

World War II

1945 The Yalta Conference commences

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February 5

Lead Story

1994 Beckwith convicted of killing Medgar Evers

American Revolution

1777 Georgia constitution abolishes primogeniture and entail

Automotive

1878 The “French Henry Ford” born

Civil War

1865 Battle of Dabney’s Mill (Hatcher’s Run)

Cold War

1989 The last Soviet troops leave Kabul

Crime

1994 Medger Evers’ killer is convicted

2012 Husband of missing Utah woman kills self and two young sons

Disaster

1783 Earthquake devastates southern Italy

General Interest

1631 Roger Williams arrives in America

1917 Immigration act passed over Wilson’s veto

1917 Mexican constitution proclaimed

1937 Roosevelt announces “court-packing” plan

1988 Noriega indicted on U.S. drug charges

Hollywood

1919 United Artists created

Literary

1928 Andrew Greeley is born

Music

1957 The American Invasion begins, as Bill Haley and the Comets storm Britain

Old West

1883 Southern Pacific Railroad completes “Sunset Route”

Presidential

1826 Millard Fillmore marries Abigail Powers

Sports

1934 Hank Aaron is born

Vietnam War

1960 South Vietnam requests more support

1975 North Vietnamese begin preparations for offensive

World War I

1918 U.S. steamship Tuscania is torpedoed and sinks

World War II

1941 Hitler to Mussolini: Fight harder!

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February 6

Lead Story

1952 Elizabeth becomes queen

American Revolution

1778 Franco-American alliances signed

Automotive

2009 Honda Insight debuts as Prius competitor

Civil War

1865 John Pegram killed

Cold War

1985 The “Reagan Doctrine” is announced

Crime

1998 Infamous school teacher goes back to prison

Disaster

1958 Man United players among victims of plane crash

General Interest

1820 Freed U.S. slaves depart on journey to Africa

1928 Anastasia arrives in the United States

Hollywood

1911 Ronald Reagan born

Literary

1937 Of Mice and Men is published

Music

1998 Austrian superstar Falco dies

Old West

1891 Dalton Gang commits its first train robbery

Presidential

1911 Ronald Reagan is born

Sports

1993 Tennis great Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS

Vietnam War

1966 Johnson meets with South Vietnamese Premier

1973 ICCS take up positions

World War I

1917 German sub sinks U.S. passenger ship California

World War II

1943 Mussolini fires his son-in-law

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February 7

Lead Story

1964 Beatles arrive in New York

American Revolution

1775 Benjamin Franklin publishes “An Imaginary Speech”

Automotive

1938 Tire king Firestone dies

Civil War

1862 Confederates order reinforcements to Fort Donelson

Cold War

1990 Soviet Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power

Crime

1881 Plea bargaining gains favor in American courts

1968 Forensic evidence solves a crime

Disaster

1812 Earthquake causes fluvial tsunami in Mississippi

General Interest

1904 The Great Baltimore Fire begins

1984 First human satellite

1992 European Union treaty signed

1999 King Hussein of Jordan dies

Hollywood

1914 First appearance of “Little Tramp”

Literary

1898 Zola is brought to trial

Music

1964 The Beatles arrive on American shores

Old West

1855 Cowboy celebrity Charles Siringo is born

Presidential

2002 President George W. Bush announces plan for “faith-based initiatives”

Sports

1970 LSU star Maravich scores 69 points in single game

Vietnam War

1965 U.S. jets conduct retaliatory raids

1971 Operation Dewey Canyon II ends

World War I

1915 Winter Battle of the Masurian Lakes begins

World War II

1979 The “Angel of Death” dies

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February 8

Lead Story

1943 Americans secure Guadalcanal

American Revolution

1777 Former POW Timothy Bigelow is named colonel

Automotive

1985 Jaguar founder dies

Civil War

1862 Battle of Roanoke Island

Cold War

1949 Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary sentenced

Crime

1983 Irish race horse stolen

Disaster

1978 New England digs out after blizzard

General Interest

1587 Mary Queen of Scots beheaded

1725 Peter the Great dies

1904 The Russo-Japanese War begins

1915 Birth of a Nation opens

1924 First execution by lethal gas

Hollywood

1994 Jack Nicholson smashes windshield in episode of road rage

Literary

1955 John Grisham, author of legal thrillers, is born

Music

1990 Del Shannon dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Old West

1887 Cleveland signs the Dawes Severalty Act

Presidential

1887 Cleveland signs devastating Dawes Act into law

Sports

1986 Spud Webb wins dunk contest

Vietnam War

1962 MACV established

1971 Operation Lam Son 719 begins

World War I

1918 U.S. Army resumes publication of Stars and Stripes

World War II

1943 Britain’s Indian Brigade begins guerrilla operations in Burma

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February 9

Lead Story

1971 Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame

American Revolution

1776 Future New Jersey governor is promoted

Automotive

1846 Auto pioneer Wilhelm Maybach born

Civil War

1864 George Custer married

Cold War

1950 McCarthy says communists are in State Department

Crime

1960 Coors brewery heir is kidnapped

Disaster

2001 U.S. sub collides with Japanese fishing boat in Pearl Harbor

General Interest

1825 Presidential election decided in the House

1900 Davis Cup competition established

1942 Normandie burns in New York

1950 McCarthy accuses State Department of communist infiltration

Hollywood

1960 Joanne Woodward earns first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Literary

1944 Alice Walker is born

Music

1964 America meets the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

Old West

1864 Elizabeth Bacon marries George Custer

Presidential

1773 William Henry Harrison is born

Sports

1992 Magic Johnson returns for All-Star Game

Vietnam War

1965 U.S. sends first combat troops to South Vietnam

1972 USS Constellation arrives off coast of Vietnam.

World War I

1918 Ukraine signs peace treaty with Central Powers

World War II

1942 Daylight saving time instituted

1942 The Normandie catches fire

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February 10

Lead Story

1996 Kasparov loses chess game to computer

American Revolution

1779 The Battle of Carr’s Fort

Automotive

1966 Auto safety crusader Ralph Nader testifies before Congress

Civil War

1861 Davis learns he is president

Cold War

1962 Soviets exchange American for captured Russian spy

Crime

1992 Boxing legend convicted of raping beauty queen

Disaster

1970 Avalanche buries skiers in France

General Interest

1763 The French and Indian War ends

1962 Spies swapped

1989 Brown elected chairman of the Democratic Party

Hollywood

2006 Final episode of Arrested Development airs on Fox

2014 Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

Literary

1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder, chronicler of American frontier life, dies

Music

1972 Ziggy Stardust makes his earthly debut

Old West

1846 Mormons begin exodus to Utah

Presidential

1899 Herbert Hoover marries Lou Henry

Sports

1996 Deep Blue beats Kasparov at chess

Vietnam War

1965 Viet Cong blow up U.S. barracks

1971 Journalists killed in helicopter crash

World War I

1916 U.S. secretary of war resigns

World War II

1942 Japanese sub bombards Midway

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18 hours ago, rudywoofs (Pam) said:

I love this historical kind of trivia!  Thanks for posting it, pK...

Thanks Pam

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February 11

Lead Story

1990 Nelson Mandela released from prison

American Revolution

1776 Georgia’s governor escapes imprisonment

Automotive

1937 GM signs first autoworkers contract

Civil War

1861 Lincoln leaves Springfield

Cold War

1956 Burgess and Maclean resurface

Crime

1916 Birth control pioneer arrested

Disaster

1952 Avalanches plague central Europe

General Interest

1858 Virgin Mary appears to St. Bernadette

1945 Yalta Conference ends

1970 The world’s fourth space power

Hollywood

2008 Tolkien heirs file Lord of the Rings lawsuit

Literary

1778 Voltaire is welcomed home

Music

1960 The Payola scandal heats up

2012 Pop superstar Whitney Houston dies at age 48

Old West

1805 Sacagawea gives birth to Pompey

Presidential

1945 FDR and daughter Anna leave Yalta Conference

Sports

1990 Underdog Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson

Vietnam War

1962 Farm Gate aircraft crashes

World War I

1918 Russia’s General Kaledin commits suicide

World War II

1942 The “Channel Dash”

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February 12

Lead Story

2002 Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes

American Revolution

1789 Ethan Allen dies

Automotive

2008 GM reports record loss, offers buyouts to 74,000 workers

Civil War

1828 Robert Ransom is born

Cold War

1988 Russian ships bump U.S. destroyer and cruiser

Crime

1976 Actor Sal Mineo is killed in Hollywood

Disaster

2002 Iranian jet slams into mountain

General Interest

1793 Congress enacts first fugitive slave law

1865 Garnet preaches to House on slavery and Civil War

1912 Last emperor of China abdicates

1986 Scharansky released

1999 President Clinton acquitted

Hollywood

2008 Writers’ strike ends after 100 days

Literary

1938 Judy Blume, popular young-adult author, is born

Music

1924 Rhapsody In Blue, by George Gershwin, performed for first time

Old West

1915 Lorne Greene is born

Presidential

1809 Abraham Lincoln is born

Sports

1934 Basketball great Bill Russell born

Vietnam War

1972 Cambodians launch attack to retake Angkor Wat

1973 Release of U.S. POWs begins

World War I

1915 British planes raid Belgian coast

1917 American schooner Lyman M. Law is sunk

World War II

1941 Rommel in Africa

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February 13

Lead Story

1633 Galileo in Rome for Inquisition

American Revolution

1776 Patrick Henry named colonel of First Virginia battalion

Automotive

2008 Actor Mel Gibson completes DUI probation

Civil War

1831 John Rawlins born

Cold War

1984 Chernenko becomes general secretary

Crime

1982 Serial killer strikes in Colorado

Disaster

1983 Cinema burns in Turin

General Interest

1689 William and Mary proclaimed joint sovereigns of Britain

1861 First Medal of Honor action

1945 Dresden devastated

Hollywood

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon gets 10 Oscar nominations

Literary

1991 Long-lost Twain manuscript authenticated

Music

1915 ASCAP is founded

Old West

1822 Ashley advertises for western fur trappers

Presidential

1905 Teddy Roosevelt discusses America’s race problem

Sports

1998 Downhill skier Hermann Maier crashes in Olympics

Vietnam War

1965 Johnson approves Operation Rolling Thunder

1968 Additional troops ordered to South Vietnam

World War I

1920 League of Nations recognizes perpetual Swiss neutrality

World War II

1945 Firebombing of Dresden

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February 14

Lead Story

278 St. Valentine beheaded

American Revolution

1779 Patriots defeat Loyalists at Kettle Creek

Automotive

1867 Toyota patriarch born

Civil War

1864 Sherman enters Meridian, Mississippi

Cold War

1989 Sandinistas agree to free elections

Crime

1929 The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Disaster

2000 Tornadoes sweep through southern Georgia

General Interest

1779 Captain Cook killed in Hawaii

1929 Penicillin discovered

1929 Valentine’s Day Massacre takes place

Hollywood

1938 Hedda Hopper’s first column appears in the L.A. Times

Literary

1842 The Boz Ball celebrates Dickens

Music

1977 The B-52’s play their first gig

Old West

1886 First trainload of oranges leaves Los Angeles

Presidential

1884 Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die

Sports

1988 Olympic speed skater Jansen falls after sister dies

Vietnam War

1962 Kennedy authorizes U.S. advisors to fire in self-defense

1970 Gallup Poll released

World War I

1919 Wilson presents draft covenant for League of Nations

World War II

1943 Battle of the Kasserine Pass

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