Bob Gandley was born.
Jack Gordon was born.
1870 - The National Weather Service was established.
1910 – The Boy Scouts of America were incorporated.
William "The Boss" Edwards was born.
1861 - Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate States of America.
1964 - The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Kenny Good was born.
1942 – Glenn Miller received the first-ever gold record for selling a million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
1996 - IBM's computer, Deep Blue, beat the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in the first game of their match.
Joanne Smith was born.
Michael McGee was born.
1809 - Robert Fulton patented the steamboat.
2012 - Pop star Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, the night before the annual Grammy Awards.
1973 - The first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam War took place.
1999- The Senate voted to acquit President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Rita Martin was born.
Eric Ulrich was born.
1935 - Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.
1960 - France set off its first atomic bomb.
Helen Johnson was born.
1929 - Members of Al Capone's gang killed rival gang members in the St. Valentine's Day massacre.
1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of the novel, Satanic Verses.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS