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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/davidson-college-namesake-killed-at-cowans-ford


Automotive
2004 : Ford GT makes TV debut in Super Bowl ad
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-gt-makes-tv-debut-in-super-bowl-ad


Civil War
1861 : Texas secedes from the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/texas-secedes


Cold War
1951 : U.N. condemns PRC for aggression
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-condemns-prc-for-aggression


Crime
1974 : Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/serial-killer-ted-bundy-strikes-again


Disaster
2003 : Columbia mission ends in disaster
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/columbia-mission-ends-in-disaster


General Interest
1790 : First session of the U.S. Supreme Court
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-session-of-the-us-supreme-court

1908 : Portuguese king and heir assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/portuguese-king-and-heir-assassinated

1979 : Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ayatollah-khomeini-returns-to-iran


Hollywood
1887 : Official registration of Hollywood
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/official-registration-of-hollywood


Literary
1814 : "The Corsair" by Lord Byron is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-corsair-by-lord-byron-is-published


Music
1896 : Puccini's La bohème premieres in Turin, Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/puccini39s-la-bohegraveme-premieres-in-turin-italy


Old West
1885 : Mormon president goes underground
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mormon-president-goes-underground


Presidential
2003 : Bush addresses the nation after space shuttle Columbia explodes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-addresses-the-nation-after-space-shuttle-icolumbiai-explodes


Sports
1970 : NHL goalie Terry Sawchuk posts 103rd shutout
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nhl-goalie-terry-sawchuk-posts-103rd-shutout


Vietnam War
1964 : Operation Plan 34A commences
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-plan-34a-commences

1968 : Nixon announces his candidacy for president
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-his-candidacy-for-president


World War I
1917 : Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-resumes-unrestricted-submarine-warfare


World War II
1943 : Japanese begin evacuation of Guadalcanal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-begin-evacuation-of-guadalcanal
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