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February 9

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 

2002Princess Margaret, sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, dies in her sleep at a London hospital, at age 71.
 
1995Former US Senator J. William Fulbright dies in Washington, DC, at age 89.
 
1990Supplies of Perrier water are voluntarily recalled in the US after benzene is detected in a small number of bottles.
 
1984Russian leader Yuri Andropov dies at age 69.
 
1981Bill Haley, dynamic rock 'n roll singer of Bill Haley and the Comets, dies in Harlingen, Texas, at age 55.
 
1976Composer-arranger Percy Faith dies in Encino, California, at age 67.
 
1971Apollo 14, and its crew of three astronauts, returns to Earth after America's third lunar landing mission.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record three takes of Fixing A Hole, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at Regent Sound Studio in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1966Vaudeville singer/comedienne Sophie Tucker dies of lung cancer at age 82.
 
1964The Beatles make their American TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
 
1950Senator Joseph McCarthy alleges that some staff of the US State Department are Communists.
 
1943The southwest Pacific island of Guadalcanal is liberated by American forces, as the US defeats Japan in this epic WWII battle.
 
1870The US Weather Bureau is established.
 
1861Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
 

1825
  
John Quincy Adams
 John Quincy Adams is elected US president by the House of Representatives when no
 candidate receives a majority of electoral votes.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 


Born today:

1970  Danni Leigh - country singer

1965  Julie Warner - actress

1963  Travis Tritt - country singer

1951  Dennis Thomas - alto saxophonist (Kool & the Gang)

1949  Judith Light - actress

1947  Joe Ely - singer

1945  Mia Farrow - actress

1944  Alice Walker - author (The Color Purple)

1943  Barbara Lewis - R&B singer

1943  Joe Pesci - actor

1942  Carole King - singer, songwriter

1942  Barry Mann - songwriter

1928  Roger Mudd - newscaster (CBS, NBC, PBS)

1914  Carmen Miranda - singer, actress

1914  Ernest Tubb - country singer

1899  Brian Donlevy - actor

1891  Ronald Colman - actor

1874  Amy Lowell - poet

1773  William Henry Harrison - 9th US president (died in office 32 days into his term)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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