1964 - The Beatles made their first live appearance on American TV, playing on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
1963 - First flight of Boeing 727 jet
1943 - FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
1942 - Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
1870 - United States Weather Bureau is established by President Ulysses S. Grant
This Day In Business
1987 - Women got equal access to bathrooms when the New York Stock Exchange installed its first ever ladies restroom.
1895 - William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon becomes "volleyball".
1821 - Dominican Republic gained its independence and is invaded soon thereafter by Haiti.
1992 - 3 months after announcing his HIV virus, Magic Johnson plays in All Star game & wins MVP.
February 9th Holiday
Toothache Day - A bizarre and peculiar holiday which also happens to be on the day Hershey Corporation was founded.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He was one of the architects involved in the creation of St. Peter's Basilica, succeeding Antonio da Sangallo the Younger when he was 74. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the February 9 Birthday Horoscope.
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