Thomas Paine, of the American revolutionary was born on this day in 1737.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 9 is Zach's Gourmet Pizza Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 9 being Pizza Pie Day. (link goes to her website for recipe)
This Day in History
1775 – During the American Revolutionary War. the British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1788 - Austria declares war on Russia
1825 – After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the U.S. House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States
1863 - The Fire extinguisher is patented by Alanson Crane
1870 – President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau
1889 – President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
1904 - Japan declares war on Russia
1909 - 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
1909 - 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
1918 - U.S. Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia
1942 - Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
1964 - GI Joe character created
1965 – Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.
2016 - Twelve people die and 85 people were injured when two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling
This Day in Music
1957 - Elvis Presley's Too Much hits #1
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before an audience of 73 million viewers.
1970 - Sly and the Family Stone's Thank You is certified gold
1970 - Simon and Garfunkel's album Bridge Over Troubled Water is certified gold
1974 - The Love Unlimited Orchestra's Love Theme hits #1
1974 - Hall and Oates' She's Gone enters the pop charts
1975 - The variety show Cher, meant to take the place of the old Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, debuts on CBS with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.
1985 - Madonna's Like A Virgin hits #1 on the US album chart
Above, is Hall and Oates, She's Gone song, one of my favorites of theirs. They were one of my favorites through High School and College. I didn't realize this, but they are the world's best-selling musical duo!
This Day in Sports
1895 - Volleyball is invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established by Dwight Davis
1932 - America enters the Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
1940 - Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
1974 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 1974 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1976 - Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame
1991 - Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
1997 - Scotty Bowman, is the 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 games
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
set the Thames on fire (verb)
1. (idiomatic) To achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.
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