Wednesday, February 1, 2012
FEB 1st THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Famous Quote Said On February 1
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
James Joyce, 1902
Feb 1 Birthdays
Lee Thompson Young
Michael C. Hall
Lisa Marie Presley
Princess Stephanie Of Monaco
George Beverly Shea
Feb 1 In History
Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
Late Night With David Letterman makes its debut on NBC-TV. This was the first airing of the Late Night franchise, which eventually moved to CBS, and with a new name.
First calculator debuts, for scientists only, priced at $395. Hewlett Packard's HP-35 was the first handheld calculator to perform advanced mathematical functions.
First telecast of atomic explosion. The bomb was detonated in Frenchman Flats, Nevada, near Las Vegas.
The Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time in New York City's Royal Exchange Building on Broad Street.
This Day in Business
The government refinances war debt, issuing $80 million in bonds. These bonds mark the birth of the U.S. investment markets.
This Day in Entertainment
J.K. Rowling announces the publication date of the last Harry Potter book.
This Day in Geography
The very active Mayon Volcano ravages the Philippines.
This Day in Sports
New England Patriots defeat Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 37 on last second field goal.
National Freedom Day - Celebrates the signing of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
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