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February 8

Bob Gandley was born.

Jack Gordon was born.

 

1870 - The National Weather Service was established.

1910 – The Boy Scouts of America were incorporated.

 

FEBRUARY 9

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.

 

FEBRUARY 10

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.

 

FEBRUARY 11

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.

 

FEBRUARY 12

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.

 

FEBRUARY 13

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.

 

FEBRUARY 14

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.

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