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Calendar for February 9th, 2014

1770s

  • Born 1773: William Henry Harrison (9th U.S. president)

  • 1810s

  • 1811: Robert Fulton received patent for steamboat improvements

  • 1860s

  • 1861: Jefferson Davis named president of the Confederate States of America

  • Born 1866: George Ade (humorist)

  • 1870s

  • 1870: U.S. Weather Bureau established by Congress as part of Signal Corps

  • 1871: Office of Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries formed

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Carole King (singer)

  • Born 1944: Alice Walker (author)

  • Born 1945: Mia Farrow (actress)

  • Born 1946: Vince Papale (football player)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1956: Mookie Wilson (baseball player)

  • 1960s

  • 1960: Joanne Woodward received the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • 1963: The first Boeing 727 took off

  • Born 1963: Travis Tritt (country music singer)

  • 1964: First appearance of The Beatles on the U.S. TV program, The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched (about 45% of the U.S. population).

  • Died 1966: Sophie Tucker (singer)

  • 1970s

  • 1971: Magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck San Fernando, California

  • 1978: Canada expelled 13 Soviet diplomats for spying

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Bill Haley (musician)

  • Born 1985: David Gallagher (actor)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Charles (Bud) Wilkinson (football coach)

  • Born 1996: Jimmy Bennett (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Princess Margaret (sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Walter Fredrick Morrison (inventor of the Frisbee)

  • 2012: Paul McCartney was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


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