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Thursday, March 26, 2015

February 1 - This day in History

February 1: General Interest
1884: Oxford Dictionary debuts

On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED is... read more

American Revolution
1781 : Davidson College namesake killed at Cowan's Ford

2004 : Ford GT makes TV debut in Super Bowl ad

Civil War
1861 : Texas secedes from the Union

Cold War
1951 : U.N. condemns PRC for aggression

1974 : Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again

2003 : Columbia mission ends in disaster

General Interest
1790 : First session of the U.S. Supreme Court

1908 : Portuguese king and heir assassinated

1979 : Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran

1887 : Official registration of Hollywood

1814 : "The Corsair" by Lord Byron is published

1896 : Puccini's La bohème premieres in Turin, Italy

Old West
1885 : Mormon president goes underground

2003 : Bush addresses the nation after space shuttle Columbia explodes

1970 : NHL goalie Terry Sawchuk posts 103rd shutout

Vietnam War
1964 : Operation Plan 34A commences

1968 : Nixon announces his candidacy for president

World War I
1917 : Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare

World War II
1943 : Japanese begin evacuation of Guadalcanal
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