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This Day in History for February 9 – US Troops Arrive in Vietnam and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1942 – Year-round daylight saving time is reinstated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources (More info)

1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the US Department of State of being filled with Communists (More info)

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This Day in History for February 8 – NASDAQ Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1587 – Mary Queen of Scots is executed on suspicion of having been involved in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (More info)

1915 – D.W. Griffith’s controversial film ‘The Birth of a Nation’ premieres in Los Angeles (More info)

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This Day in History for February 7 – Beatlemania Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Carter G. Woodson founds Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month (More info)

1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, ‘Pinocchio,’ premieres (More info)

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This Day in History for February 6 – Monopoly Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1935 – The popular board game Monopoly goes on sale (More info)

1952 – Upon the death of her father, George VI, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II (More info)

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This Day in History for February 5 – United Artists Launched and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1917 – The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917, which restricted Asian immigration, over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto (More info)

1919 – Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists (More info)

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This Day in History for February 4 – Facebook Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College (More info)

1941 – The United Service Organization, or USO, is created to entertain American troops (More info)

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Dennis Fernkes, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for February 3 – ‘The Day the Music Died’ and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race (More info)

1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax (More info)

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This Day in History for February 2 – First Groundhog Day and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed (More info)

1922 – James Joyce’s groundbreaking novel ‘Ulysses’ is published (More info)

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This Day in History for February 1 – Janet Jackson Exposed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time (More info)

1884 – The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published (More info)

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This Day in History for January 31 – Truman Announces H-Bomb Plans and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1606 – Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in a plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason (More info)

1747 – The first venereal disease clinic opens at London Lock Hospital (More info)

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This Day in History for January 30 – Mohandas Gandhi Assassinated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1835 – In the House chamber of the US Capitol, President Andrew Jackson survives the first attempt against the life of a US president (More info)

1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany (More info)

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This Day in History for January 29 – Cooperstown Inducts Inaugural Class and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s first published work, ‘The Raven,’ appears in the New York Evening Mirror (More info)

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY are announced: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson (More info)

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