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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 09, 2020:
President William Henry Harrison; U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Hungarian WW II leader Admiral Miklós Horthy; Soviet Leader Yuri V. Andropov; and the Beatles:
- 1267: Synod of Breslau orders Jews to wear special caps.
- 1544: In a battle at London, Sir Thomas Wyatt suffers defeat and his rebellion against Queen Mary crushed.
- 1744: The naval Battle of Toulon occurs as the combined French-Spanish fleet takes on the British fleet under the command of Admiral Matthews.
- 1773: The ninth president of the United States of America, William Henry Harrison, was born in Charles City County, Virginia.
- 1775: British Parliament declares that Massachusetts colony is in rebellion.
- 1788: Austria declares war on Russia.
- 1825: The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received most electoral votes.
- 1861: Jefferson Davis becomes the provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in Montgomery, Alabama and Alexander Stevens as his vice president. The Congress declares that all laws under the U.S. Constitution were consistent with the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.
- 1867: Nebraska becomes the Union’s 37th
- 1870: The federal government established the U.S. Weather Bureau on this date.
- 1884: Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny executed a patent application for a chemical recording stock quotation telegraph.
- 1886: President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle, Washington, due to the level of violence in anti-Chinese
- 1895: In Massachusetts, G. Morgan invents the game of volleyball. Meanwhile, the first college basketball game took place as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamilton College, 9-3.
- 1904: The Empire of Japan officially declares war on Russia. Troops begin landing near Inchon in Korea and begin moving north to the Manchurian border.
- 1906: Due to major Zulu uprising, the Natal, South Africa, declares a state of siege.
- 1909: In Cherokee County, Georgia, the future 54thS. Secretary of State Dean Rusk is born. He would serve under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson and did so from 01-21-1961 to 01-20-1969. Meanwhile, he first forestry school underwent incorporation in Kent, Ohio.
- 1922: Snow falls on Mauna Loa Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
- 1926: Teaching the theory of evolution becomes a forbidden subject in Atlanta schools.
- 1932: America entered the 2-man bobsled competition for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games held at Lake Placid, N.Y.
- 1933: The Oxford Union Society at Oxford University debated, then endorsed, 275-153, a motion “that this house in no circumstances fight for its King and Country,” a stand widely denounced in Great Britain.
- 1940: Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1942: Daylight-saving “War Time” went into effect in the United States of America with clocks turned one hour ahead. Meanwhile, the S. Joint Chiefs of Staff had its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II. Finally, the SS Normandie, a former French liner being refitted for the U.S. Navy at a New York pier, caught fire and capsized early the next morning.
- 1943: The World War II Battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific in the Solomon Islands ended with an Allied victory over Japanese
- 1947: Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1950: In a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Republican-Wisconsin charged the State Department contained 205 communists. This was the beginning of “McCarthyism[i].”
- 1955: U.S. federations of trade unions merge to create the AFL/CIO.
- 1957: Former Axis leader of Hungary during World War II- Admiral Miklós Horthy- died. His nation was allied with the Nazis and Fascist Italians during the war.
- 1960: Actress Joanne Woodward became the first star upon Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Meanwhile, Adolph Coors Co. chairman Adolph Coors III, was shot to death in suburban Denver, during a botched kidnapping attempt. The man who killed him, Joseph Corbett Jr., served 19 years in prison.
- 1963: The Boeing 727 went on it’s first-ever flight as it took off from Renton, Washington.
- 1964: The Beatles made their first live American television broadcast on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York City on CBS. Elsewhere, the I. Joe action figure made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
- 1969: The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight on this date.
- 1971: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in California’s San Fernando Valley claimed 65 lives. The crew of Apollo 14 returned to Earth after man’s third landing on the moon.
- 1983: In a dramatic reversal from fifty years earlier (please see above), the Oxford Union rejected 416-187, a motion “that this House would NOT fight for Queen and Country.”
- 1984: Soviet leader, Yuri V. Andropov, 69 years of age, died 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; Konstantin U. Chernenko followed him as the USSR’s next leader.
- 1991: Terry Norris knocks Sugar Ray Leonard down TWICE and wins their boxing match.
- 1994: Israeli foreign minister Shimon Perez signs an accord with Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization.
- 1997: “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series on this date by surpassing the previous record holder, “The Flintstones.”
- 2002: Britain’s Princess Margaret, the high-spirited and unconventional sister of Queen Elizabeth II, died in London at age 71. Meanwhile, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, the AFC beats the NFC in the Pro Bowl by a final score of 38-30 with quarterback Rich Gannon of the Oakland Raiders named the MVP.
- 2004: President George W. Bush and Democratic frontrunner John F. Kerry[ii]—who served in Vietnam, if you didn’t know this—sparred over the president’s economic leadership, while Kerry’s rivals sought to slow his pace. Elsewhere, anti-government rebels took control of nearly a dozen towns in western Haiti as the death toll rose to at least 40 people.
- 2005: Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Carly Fiorina was forced out by board members, ending her nearly six-year reign.
- 2009: President Barack Obama[iii] used his first news conference since taking office to urgently pressure lawmakers to approve a massive economic recovery bill.
- 2012: The S. Department on Defense issues new guidelines allowing for the use of women in combat units.
- 2013: Owen Paterson, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, convenes with British retailers and the Food Standards Agency to determine how “beef” products containing horsemeat appeared in supermarket meat counters.
- 2014: Switzerland votes to put a quota on the number of immigrants to the country from the European Union; 50.4% of voters approved of the measure.
- 2015: The International Energy Agency estimates that oil prices will remain relatively low for the next five years, potentially dipping this year to an average of $55/barrel before increasing to about $73/barrel by the year 2020.
- 2016: The New Hampshire primaries occur today what with GOP candidate Donald Trump winning it with 35% and Gov. John Kasich[iv] coming in second at 16%. Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders trounces Hillary Clinton by 60% to her 38%.
- 2017: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a ruling by a judge in Washington state that called the ‘travel ban’ imposed on seven predominantly Muslim-jihadi countries that President Donald Trump had put into action via an executive order. The president says, “He will see them in court.”
- 2018: In PyongChang, South Korea, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games open.
- 2019: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth “I’m a Cherokee” Warren[v] announces her official bid for the 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in the city of Lawrence. How this unattractive and dishonest individual thinks she can win the presidency is beyond any of us here at the AICP-END Blogs. She has used one of the most maligned racial minorities in the history of the country as her springboard to virtually everything she has earned in life. She should be disqualified.
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[i] Beginning in 2019, Democratic Chairman of the Intel Committee- Adam Schiff, congressman from California- would employ the same tactics to bring down President Donald J. Trump but would fail…miserably. The loser is a POS while Trump has done nothing his political enemies accuse of him doing.
[ii] In 2020, many believe this loser might throw his hat into the race for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination. Go for it, John, go for it, you and Hillary Clinton both and if Michelle wants to run, she should throw her bonnet into the running, too.
[iii] Millions of Americans believe there should be an asterisk after the name of the 44th president because they believe he was foreign-born thus being disqualified from holding the highest office in the land. Many of us here at the AICP-END Blogs agree with this assessment and believe that most of the readership does, too.
[iv] Many speculate that Donald Trump funded this loser via strawmen so he would remain in the race mucking things up for others like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. At one time, Gov. Kasich was a normal guy but like many left-leaning RINOS, somewhere along the way, he “lost it.”
[v] The previous Friday, most of the women of color working for “Lyin’ Liz” in Arizona left the office, citing hostile workplace issues.