This Week in History

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FEBRUARY 1

Maryellen Galvin was born.

Eileen McDade was born.

 

2003 - The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it tried to reenter the Earth's atmosphere after a sixteen-day mission in space. All seven members of the crew were lost.

2004 - Janet Jackson's famous "wardrobe malfunction" occurred at Super Bowl XXXVIII.

 

FEBRUARY 2

Sandy Livingston was born.

Denise Auerbach was born.

 

1887 - The first gathering at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. to wait for the groundhog's shadow occurred.

1943 - Nazi troops surrendered in the World War II Battle of Stalingrad.

 

FEBRUARY 3

Anthony George was born.

1870 - The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.

 

1959 - Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash.

 

FEBRUARY 4

Thomas O’Callaghan was born.

Frankie Cullen was born.

Mike Lee was born.

Robert Kaskel was born.

Marie Heaney was born.

 

1789 - George Washington and John Adams are elected the president and vice president of the United States.

2004 - The Massachusetts Supreme Court declared that gays had the right to marry.

 

FEBRUARY 5

John Cori was born.

Terence O’Rourke was born.

Cody Ritter was born.

 

1917 - Congress passed the Immigration Act, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Wilson's veto.

1952 - New York adopts three-colored traffic lights.

 

FEBRUARY 6

Rosemary Gurry was born.

Peter McWoods was born.

Jim Higgins was born.

 

1899 - The Spanish American War ends.

1935 - The popular board game, Monopoly® went on sale for the first time.

 

FEBRUARY 7

Barbara Morris was born.

 

1964 - The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.

1971 - Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage.

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