Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1in Past

February 1

February 1 1790- The Supreme Court of the United States convened for the first time, in New York City.

February 1 1862- Julia Ward Howe's poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was published in the Atlantic Monthly.
1884- The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary A–Ant, was published.

February 1 1946- A press conference announced the first electronic digital computer, ENIAC, was held at the University of Pennsylvania.

February 1 1960- Four black college students began a series of sit-ins at a white-only lunch counter in Woolworth’s, Greensboro, N.C.

February 1 1968- During the Vietnam War, a Viet Cong officer was executed with a pistol shot to the head by Saigon's police chief and the image captured in a famous news photograph.

February 1 1979- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran after 15 years of exile.

February 1 2003- The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it tried to reenter the Earth's atmosphere after a sixteen-day mission in space. All seven members of the crew were lost.

February 1 2004- Janet Jackson's famous "wardrobe malfunction" occurred at Super Bowl XXXVIII.

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